A Creative Excuse #20: Heather Bradley
I’ve been working in clay for 24 years, and all this time, wheel throwing has been my obsession. I delight in making a series of pots which feel related like family, and I vascilate between black and white work and exploring color. I have a background in painting, and I have always been an athlete, both inform my ceramic work. More recently I have been exploring functional vases and bowls, but function has never been my main interest. I see the clay as a primal source material in which I can express whatever I desire, and creating functional pots isn’t always my intent. Creating ceramic objects that hold mystery, individuality, and a sense of the sacred is my goal.