Notions of fecundity and containment intrinsic to the human form and the natural world animate the making of my ceramic vessels. The embodiment of utility, divinity and beauty in the vessel form is as ancient as the existence of human consciousness. Projected through mythology, language and lived experience, it is an endless source of inspiration, questioning and search.
I am engaged in a deeply rewarding process of oscillating in history. Every layer of clay, glaze and print applied, concealing and revealing, moving back yet simultaneously forward in time.
Of the Temporal and the Spiritual Works by Avital Sheffer By Inga Walton 2010
The Pot Book by Edmund de Waal
Intimate Distance – Exhibition catalogue 2015
Excavating Langue – Avital Sheffer, Ceramic Review – by Claudia Clare 2012
Deep Earth by Louise Martin Chew