Making functional pots is all about noticing: noticing the material, noticing the process, and noticing the user. It is about noticing the moments and creating moments to notice. However, function is also about thoughtfulness, it is about thinking ahead, about caring, and about noticing others. There is a weight to this: seeing and acknowledging are powerful acts.
My pots ask to be noticed and examined. I want them to convey a sense of a life lived, and a life still to be lived; they are about making connections and wanting to make connections. A snapshot of the journey, each pot is a tether that connects me to me, and me to you: a memory bound in mud-made-stone for years to come.
— Naomi Clement