S.P. MORGAN STUDIO

sSCULPTURE -  POTTERY

 

STATEMENT

I find my inspiration in horticulture, the elements, and wildlife and am especially drawn to those things that tread the line between beautiful and grotesque. Cephalopods, reptiles, amphibians and carnivorous plants are some of my favorite imagery to work with. I believe ugliness and beauty aren't necessarily contradictory terms. They can exist in the same place but it all depends on your perspective and focus. 

 

I am in love with all aspects of working with clay, but I am particular fascinated with glaze chemistry. All of my glazes are made in my studio, by traditional methods. My focus is on creating dynamic surfaces and active glaze effects in cone 6 oxidation environments.