BOXES

Additionally, my new series of porcelain boxes intentionally utilize the feminine principal of containment and enclosure. They are a metaphor for women in ceramics, including myself, and are informed by my research on that subject. Moreover, the Black Box is a term used for something that is mysterious, especially as to function.

Its externally visible behaviour is considered, and not its implementation or "inner workings". In these boxes I have deliberately left the "inner workings" to the viewer’s imagination, embellishing the external instead in an ambiguous way, and constructing them as a weaver would, with a slip trailed warp and weft.

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Black Box with Lucky Rock
Porcelain & Rock / 6" sq
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Blue Box with Copper Wire (see accompanying Wall Piece next)
Porcelain & Copper Wire / 6" sq
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Wall Piece with Copper Wire (see accompanying Box previous)
Porcelain & Copper Wire / 8" sq
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Blue Box & Wall Piece with Copper Wire
Porcelain & Copper Wire / 6" sq and 8" sq
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Blue Box with Garnets
Porcelain & Garnets / 6" sq
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Blue Box with Herringbone (see accompanying Wall Piece next)
Porcelain / 6" sq
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Wall Piece with Herringbone (see accompanying Box previous)
Porcelain / 8" sq
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Blue Box & Wall Piece with Herringbone
Porcelain / 6" sq and 8" sq
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Blue Box with Yin & Yang
Porcelain / 5" sq
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Blue Box with Butterfly
Porcelain / 5" sq
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Black Box
Porcelain / 5" sq
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Black Box with Rafia
Porcelain, Wire, Beads / 5" sq
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Black Box with Computer Wire
Porcelain, Computer Wire / 5" sq
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Rectangular Lidded Box with Eight Pointed Star
Porcelain / 4" x 5"
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Green and Yellow Oval "Quillwork" Box
White stoneware, coloured underglazes and slips, transparent glaze / 3.25" x 7"
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Green Spiral Box
Porcelain, wire, beads / 5" x 5"
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Black Box with Fingerprints
Porcelain, wire, beads / 5" x 5"
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Black Box with Weaving
Porcelain, wire, beads / 5" x 5"