Deborah Dinell Berry

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Artist's Statement and Profile:

"Throughout my life, working creatively with my hands has never been a matter of necessity, but a matter of course."

Deborah Dinell Berry's introduction to clay came in the form of ceramic tiles. Curiosity about glazes for her tile designs lead to pottery. Now, her one-of-a kind functional forms serve as a vehicle for personal expression. By pushing the clay to the verge of its structural limit, Deborah is able to explore an asymmetrical movement while maintaining a sense of balance. The relationship between the form and the choice of atmospheric firing is carefully choreographed. Always random and unpredictable, firing in wood, or soda, forces Deborah to relinquish control of her work to the kiln. Although speculative at times, the transformation of any given piece can be magic!



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