The main motive of my work is the body, in its broadest sense. Its form contains several variables, both in it’s symbolism and the space it occupies. I create archetipical, elementary constellations through my experience of sensing the body. Isolated and unreachable to the viewer, it is through their detachment that the forms are able to return to their primary state of shelter and safety. I question the traditional understanding of pottery by utilizing new approaches to the medium, as my primary understanding of the objects lies in their conceptual and not technical and functional purpose. I see an opportunity to expand the width of artistic expression by intentionally limiting myself to the potter’s wheel and throughout curating the creative process, I create sculptural objects and detach the forms from its functionality. I see the craft of the potter’s wheel as a necessity for creating sculptural objects.
— Kristina Rutar