Size: 25″h x 12″w x 7″d
Light and Shadow: The name Corazanna means “heart.” This piece is about my struggle with light and the shadow in my own heart. It speaks about the clash between what I know to be true in my own heart and what the world around me thinks is true. I wanted to visually talk about what it feels like to be caught in this battle between these two worlds, without light there would be no shadow.
Statement: I am involved with several different medias, but I love clay. The transformative power of the firing process is the kicker for me. I’m still amazed that the dried mud that went into the kiln comes out the other side as something solid and substantial. Kilns, both old school and new technology, intrigue me. My family likes to tease that I have a kiln habit.
Figurative sculpture makes up the majority of my work, but organic shapes also really appeal to me. Another thing that gets me going is making things that people use, so I also do some functional ware. My hope in that endeavor is to make pieces that will be treasured. I especially like to make square plates, bowls, and platters.
More about my work: www.claystudiotour.com/jacquita-beddo/