Terry Shipley

Having a ball!

Terry ShipleyComment

I think a lot about forms when working with clay. One of the reasons people are drawn to ceramics is because of the tactile quality of the surfaces and how the piece feels in your hands. This is the same whether you're holding a functional piece or touching a sculpture. For me the sphere is the ultimate form. I don't know if the appeal is the continuous expression, the sensual properties, or maybe how you can envelope the piece in your hands or arms. Possibly all three and much more. I have made spheres in all sizes as in the marbles above or the 15" garden sphere. I look forward to stacking, stringing, and scattering many more spheres in the future!!