Ceramics By Barbara Cahn
All of my work is made from fine porcelain clay, into which I mix powdered pigments to create a spectrum of color patterns. I shape each piece using low-tech processes. Because they are formed by hand, each one is unique.
I’m fascinated by the way clay can mimic other materials, like metal, glass and fabric. My work is about the challenge of capturing the fluidity of wet clay in the finished piece by combining traditional techniques with a spirit of innovation.
Working in my Greenwich Village studio, I am inspired both by the ever-changing city around me, and the history of art and design.
— Barbara Cahn