Mark Arnold

I’m never exactly sure what will happen when I start a piece. I use various methods of forming my vessels, always using clay slabs and sometimes adding a thrown foot. The surface of the pieces are used as an ever changing canvas for line and color, and I find that the use of dark clay beneath the applied colored layers allows for a more intense expression of these qualities. I work instinctively, with no preplanned design in mind. Clay gives me infinite challenges, inspiration and the means of expressing my love of working with my hands.