I approach the surface of a pot as a painter, brushing colored slips over the raw terracotta surface, layering multiple glazes after bisquing. I like to see back through the layers to the beginning of the process. I am for the speed, the pulse, and the tempo of making to be revealed in the pot.
Holly Walker builds her pieces by coiling and pinching the clay. She prefers to work in earthenware because of its presence everywhere in our lives (from the ground under our feet to the dishes in our cupboards) and its use throughout history. Its pervasiveness signals the universal appeal and timelessness of the medium. Furthermore, Walker appreciates the natural processes it endures as a raw material before she begins sculpting it.
The Palette Rectangle combines Walker’s meticulous craftsmanship with her expert knowledge of glazes. The simple shape of this wagon belies the complexity of colors and expert handling of the clay that Walker bestows on each of her pieces.
The wagon is 14 ½ inches long by 9 inches wide by 2 ¼ inches tall.
Please note that this one-of-a-kind piece is currently on display in Senator Leahy’s office. Therefore, shipment may be delayed. Thank you for your understanding and patience.