I am affected by the flow and line patterns in nature and I explore these patterns and forms in my pots. Through these forms and patterns emerge lines of communication. I am learning that the communication of pottery happens most often in the absence of language. My pots are moving towards a more organic appearance, often altered away from the perfect circle of the wheel. I seek to infuse my work with a sense of movement; the soft stroke of the hand giving comfort and thanks through use.
DeBell takes inspiration from photographs as well as from the altering and combining of these photos. The physical and more traditional work of piecing, stitching, beading, hand embroidery, quilting, appliqué and embellishment connect her to the past. “I feel that I am bridging the gap between the new digital technology and the older traditional handwork,” she notes.
I've always loved the beautiful colors and the feel of fiber. I enjoy the calming effect of knitting.
Todd Andrew Babb
As a sculptor, the only thing I find more inspiring then the human form is the spirit. Capturing motion and the pure essence of humanity is always my ultimate goal. I sculpt from line drawings based on gesture. The exaggerated lines are meant to invoke a sense of motion. Each piece represents either the power of the individual or the bond of people working together.