Christian Ottaway's Profile
There are many aspects of ceramics that draw me to the medium. I love the enduring nature of pottery and the tradition it holds. Seeing 10,000-year-old pottery is inspiring, knowing that what I make will still be around long after I am gone. The fact that the custom of making ceramics has remained the same for thousands of years also fascinates me. Being able to carry on this same process lets me relate with the past. The procedure of making pots from start to finish is always rewarding. I appreciate being able to work closely with my hands, which also allows me to make a connection to each piece.
The inspiration for my work feature multiple themes, including geometry, numbers, and ancient cultures. Triangles and the number three are influential in my work because they symbolize physical and spiritual aspects of the world. They represent the threefold nature of the universe such as time: past-present-future, man: body-soul-spirit,…
- Born on July 19
- Joined November 3, 2010