Expressive Surface Designs
“My work is about exploring many different utilitarian forms in the traditional practice of wheel throwing, playing with scale and manipulating those objects using surface designs," Ceramics student Carly Trine said. "While paying close attention to detail, ceramic materials allow me to put an emphasis on carving, drawing and glazing on the surface of each piece. I utilize a variety of colored glazes, images and texts within my pieces, such as human bones, insects, human anatomy, cartoon images or traditional tattoos.
“The purpose of my work is for my aesthetic to translate my expressions, thoughts and personality where my words may lack. Verbally expressing myself is something I’ve always struggled with. Allowing my mind to express itself in a visual and physical way helps me communicate with my audience, providing a visual explanation and allowing my viewers to find their own way to relate to myself and my work. Connecting myself to my pieces in this way grants a relationship between the piece and the viewer, whether the object makes them laugh, confused, happy, etc.”