With my functional pottery, I am designing and fabricating objects with the intent to create visibly dynamic forms that with the use of color and imagery are expressive, visually inviting, and easily accessible as objects for domestic use.
I am fascinated how we personalize and define ourselves through the objects we use and accumulate. The clothes we wear, the cars we drive, the things we decorate and furnish our homes with – all of these objects reflect our personality and aesthetic proclivities both publicly and privately.
My aim is to create a body of work that is, in fact, cohesive in its variety. My hope is that by doing so, I can make pots that you identify with and want to own.
— Andrew Gilliatt