Juliana Inniss

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Artist Statement

My pottery contains the visual imagery of an island. My bowls, vases, and boxes often record, document the local flora and sometimes the extraordinary patterns from the most mundane of objects. The creation of my work is the process of seeing textures, patterns and details in nature and the environment around me and capturing and recording these patterns on the surface of my ceramic work. The majority of my work is hand-built through the simple yet very intimate methods of pinching, slab and coiling. I glaze my work using a modified contemporary approach to Raku firing, a Japanese firing technique reserved for the tea bowls of Japanese royalty. My work is a Caribbean expression infused with elements of tradition and modernity.