Bonilyn Parker

I believe in the value of hand-made objects in an increasingly industrialized world. Contemporary issues associated with waste, commercial manufacturing and resulting practices such as repurposing, recycling, and the DIY movement influence my work. Working in clay, I explore the spaces that exist between maker and user, disposable and reusable, sentimental and material value. Through experiencing a handmade object, I want my audience to consider the consequences of a disposable culture and rethink standard discarding practices.