In an intuitive exploration of clay, three distinct vessels emerged: the Trunk Cup, Saw Cup, and Square Cup. Each embodies a unique approach to material and construction. The Trunk Cup, formed freehand, reveals the raw imprint of the maker’s gesture, its organic form reminiscent of a tree trunk. Contrasting this, the Saw Cup is a testament to the precision of rolled clay sheet construction, its delicate profile sliced and articulated.

The Square Cup, a departure from traditional ceramic technique, embraces the language of carpentry with interlocking components meticulously joined. Each vessel, a unique expression of form and technique, is unified by a shared materiality. The clay bodies, though diverse in character, are bound by a common glaze, a subtle alchemy that harmonizes the disparate elements.

Fabrication: Justin Allen

Photography: Justin Allen