Carmen Collell

I approach and feel ceramics as a will of form, a sense of construction. Building ceramics from slabs enables me to understand the pieces as three-dimensional places whose enveloping walls become painterly surfaces as if they were the walls of a fresco. Painting over the dried clay surface with watery engobes enables it to act like a canvas and the burnishing technique provides a warm finishing that enhances the color palette.
I want to explore and develop the relationship between form and surface, its play and tension.
It is my desire to build suggestive objects that could be present in our environment through a scale that appeals to our sense of touch, to their capacity to hold, caress and measure.


Carmen Collell


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