Artist Statement

Hello there!

What you see here are my latest bodies of work, most recent first: Kindergarten Collages made with my actual childhood paintings and then collaged with figures to create an evocative narrative.

Second,  are my hand-knitted porcelain ceramics.

The First Series  I am now super proud to share with you my Kindergarten Collages. So new, the work's not even offered on my website yet. Each one is basically a section of a youthful painting of mine, collaged with a evocative reversed figurative cutout or two.  They are 12" x 12" on a wooden cradled panel and ready to hang. Right now they are priced at $350 each. Contact me at liz@lizcrainstudio.com to purchase.

 The Second Series explores the alchemy of turning knitting into ceramics. For lack of a precedent, I call it Knitted Porcelain.

If you're curious how this comes about, I begin by handknitting in cotton twine. When finished, the pieces are shaped and soaked in liquid porcelain which permeates into each tiny ply of the string. I continue to shape as they dry, letting the knitted form act as an armature and accentuating its gesture. When the soaked knitwork meets the high temperatures of the kiln, the cotton fibers incinerate, leaving only the strong translucent white porcelain, which retains the memory of every stitch and stance.

You are cordially invited to take a look at a the full selection of this work on my website https://www.lizcrainceramics.com/product-category/knitted-porcelain-for-sale/ Check out the effect of adding a glowing tealight, which shows off both the stitchery patterns and the ethereal qualities of white porcelain.

If you long to enjoy what you see in person, my job is complete. For more information regarding size, pricing and availability, please click on this link to my website shop, where you will find a secure checkout and free delivery to the US. (And if you live in SC County we can arrange for safe delivery or pick-up in person.)

 

 MAY 2022 UPDATE:

I'm in my studio daily and with new works in hand, posted here soon.  Always Free Shipping, too.

~Liz

 

Location

Capitola

Email
liz@lizcrainceramics.com
Website
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