My work illustrates the intersection between consciousness and unconsciousness. I deliberately tune into my inner voice allowing it to guide and direct me. I don’t study or plan. Instead, I quiet my mind and hands. I wait for inspiration. Invariably, one thing leads to another until a piece is finished. I feel privileged to create from this sacred space. I am moved to conjure organic forms and shapes out of slabs thrown by hand because of their unique characteristics. Rarely are they uniform and often they possess a natural expression or ‘live’ edge, unique to that piece of clay. Along with shape and form the images, patterns and marks on the surfaces are both inspired and derived from my relationship with the natural world in and around me. The repetitive patterns act as a meditation allowing space for the germination and discovery of what comes next. It’s exciting because I never know what a piece will look like until it’s finished and then, I’m often surprised.
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The Art of Making Art: Andryea Natkin – Evanston RoundTable, February 6, 2022