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Judith Motzkin

Oyster and Pearl

White clay, thrown and cut, saggar fired, smoke fired slab

5 x 23 x 14



From a series of open oval bowls, this piece finds its footing on a rippled textured slab, smoked to evoke sand. Fired in Wellfleet, the oyster connection is natural. The saggar fired surface is reminiscent of nacre's mother of pearl luster. The "pearl" is a thrown closed form with pieces inside that produce sound when handled.

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