Punctured Pots: Osteoporosis Series

Nov 7Dec 23, 2023
by Nancy McNary Smith

The implosion of American political discourse, the threats of the plague years, and the guerilla-warfare attacks of old age, all bear on the forms in my two most recent series.

Punctured Pots

Clay forms slip-cast in plaster molds, pierced or amended with blown-out bike inner tube rubber and other
materials. They are leaky vessels, with minimally protective spikes.


Pieces formed from black or white porcelain slip, cast thin as possible and beyond, and fired to the point of partial fluidity. The result is translucent, fragile- looking, full of empty spaces.

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