Each piece begins with the turning of the potters wheel. The nature of this organic material dominates the landscape in which decisions are made. I aspire to compose vessels filled with energy and balance. My efforts are focused on a unity of form and surface while maintaining the broader attention to function. I am inspired by the familiarity of these forms as they relate to our daily life and rituals. These considerations drive my daily efforts to create pottery that will find a special place in the hearts and hands of their users.
Many of the pieces are altered, while others remain round. Much of my work incorporates design achieved by a process called water etching.The majority of the glazes that I use are celadon having a rich history in Asian ceramics, and are fired in a gas reduction kiln to cone 10.
My work is food, oven, dishwasher and microwave safe. It is my intent that they be used and become a favorite in your home.
I have exhibited work at several juried festivals, art crawls and galleries in the Minneapolis Minnesota area and now in California. A former member and exhibitor of the Women's Ceramic Artist of Minnesota, and a recent member of the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California.
After moving to California in 2018 I was fortunate enough to find my new studio at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz, where my work can be viewed by appointment or visit my website www.bevzerbib-berdapottery.com where my work can be purchased.
1050 River St, Santa Cruz, CA, USA