Tuesday, February 7, 2012

13 Weeks and Counting

Best of Show 1995
Tamae Sawano

"The tray of river rock teapots was inspired by a driving trip I made to Montana several months prior to creating this work.  Along the way I stopped at Lolo River in Idaho and saw beautiful, smooth pebbles resting on the river bank.  Although each pebble had a different shape and color, they all suggested the passage of time that they had gone through to be shaped and polished by the flow of the river.  Through the passage of time and with the help of water, they appeared to have been stripped down to their essence.  There is something intrinsic about these river rocks that touches us.  My intention was to create something with clay that somehow conveys the same emotional resonance we fell when we see those river rocks."

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