Paula Camenzind  -  CLAY

200 Old Oak Road
Newark, DE 19711

Timeless elegant forms with a surface that needs to be caressed – that is the goal of my art in clay.

The form of the pot is primary and the surface decoration should serve to enhance the form. My sense of aesthetic is grounded in the works of the ancient Sung Chinese while my surface decoration can be inspired by many different sources – from the iridescent sheen found in water puddles at gas stations, volcanoes, and the things I pick up walking on the beach - multicolored jingle shells, sea glass and coral.

In order to create these surfaces, I developed glazing techniques that require multiple firings with additional glazes or metallic compounds added between each firing in order to build up the depth and quality of surface and color.

The pieces are either porcelain or stoneware thrown on a potter's wheel.

In addition, I very much enjoy the art pottery of the early twentieth century and occasionally take pleasure in carving on my pots in reminiscence of that style.

vase - reticulated galactic plum luster
app. 7" ht.

vase - reticulated glacial blue luster

vase - reticulated galactic plum luster
app. 8 " ht.

espresso and coffee cups - galactic plum

vase - galactic oil spot luster
app 8" ht.

vase & bowl – variegated green and plum luster vase
app. 5’’ ht. – bowl 7” dia.

3 bulbous vases – galactic plum luster
largest app. 8” ht.

vase - variegated blues and purple
app. 6"ht.

bowl – crater, black, purple & platinum
6” dia. – 2” ht.

bulbous vase – crater & galactic plum
7" dia. – 8” ht.

Reticulated Blue Lustre
vase - reticulated blue lustre
crater and plum lustre
vase - crater and plum lustre