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Melissa Bland

Thorn Bowl

Dark Stoneware, reduction fired cone 10

3 x 6 x 6



Primarily, I create functional, wheel thrown pottery in dark stoneware. Surface pattern and texture are a central focus. In many of the pieces, the pattern devolves. Patterns inherently repeat, but I seek patterns that subvert expectation, reflecting life’s unpredictability and instability.

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