I am interested in how my work acts like characters in oral histories: they are elusive and capable of transforming but always recognizable. My ceramic sculptures depict animals, figures, phenomena, everyday objects, and interactions with the natural world that balance pleasure, pain, danger, and awe. While each remains familiar and is easily identifiable, the clusters of objects remain ambiguous, echoing the layered structures of memory. I am intent on recreating an interior world and history by working intuitively and enabling new connections to form, physically and mentally, between multiple objects. In this way, the ceramic assemblages rely on our innate ability as storytellers to construct meaning and narrative building upon the power of belief and personal myth. It is the excavation of memory through the process of storytelling that drives my work.
— Wade Tullier