Désirée Petty              


Désirée is continually reexamining the line between functional and sculptural through the medium of clay. She continues forward by exploring new relationships between the two and creating opportunities in the work where they intersect. A single ceramic vessel alone can easily have over a 1,000 individual marks. As the maker, the act of repetitively pushing a tool in the clay to make these marks becomes a meditation on her own life and the physical and emotional marks, impressions that others have left behind. The marks made in the clay serve as a tangible expression of experiences and interactions with others. As finished pieces the work is meant to spark introspective conversation where others begin to ask themselves who created their marks and how were they changed.