I believe in a dialog with clay, in listening for what it would like to express on any given day. All of my pieces are unique for a simple reason that no two conversations are ever the same. Handbuilding to me holds a world of possibilities when it comes to shapes, textures, and treatment of edges. I started with slabs and press molds and then discovered pinching. A few years in, it still remains my favorite way of making, the most tactile. I have also been exploring coiling. I prefer a small scale and if I were to subscribe to a particular genre in ceramics, it would be sculptural vessels. I think all of my pieces start with a vessel and some evolve into miniature sculptures. I am currently seeing three directions in which my work is developing: botanically (eco) printed vessels, sculptures inspired by lithops/conophytum plants and by Japanese water basins.
If you are interested in learning more about my work or in aquiring any of the pieces, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/TomaTerra