- Handmade ceramic basket by Marcia Tani Paul.
- Dimensions: 4″ square by 8″ tall.
Marcia’s interest in pottery comes from many directions and inspirations earlier in her life. She grew up interested in art and architecture — In painting, color, composition; in geometric relationships and construction. Marcia also found creative satisfaction in fabric arts — In designing and constructing clothing.
Now, later in life, Marcia finds her earlier interests continually resurfacing in her passion to create pottery. Clay has become the perfect medium for expressing her interest in form and construction, in color and abstract geometric designs, in creating functional objects with artistic presence.
Marcia strives to create work that reflects the raw, organic nature of clay, but reveals the process of making, shaping, and often includes obvious constructional statements. She applies surface treatments that are both earthy but boldly geometric. She utilizes three different firing methods — High-fire reduction, soda fire and wood fire — To create three varied but compatible bodies of work, each touched by a different type of flame and atmosphere.
Marcia’s focus as a potter is to create quality work — Useful, artistic, appealing — That expresses and reflects each of her interests and inspirations.