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Thomas Hill Senior Ceramics Major

Written by: Thomas Hill

“With a world full of pots, why make more?
I create work with this question in mind.
What makes this vase successful? What is it about this
bowl that’s drawing me to it? What would it be like to
create a basket using the technique I just learned for
making a plate? Such analysis and examination guide my
process.
Every day that I am making, I am searching.

My interests in life are cyclic. One week I may be mak-
ing clay from a hunk of dirt found on a walk. The next,

I am infatuated with the subtle curve of a cup. Through
these sorts of explorations, I am adding to my library
of form, surface, design, and material.
So, why make pots?
The question is still not resolved.
I make pots to slow down, and to view the world through
an investigative lens. Through my work, I aim to expand
my material landscape while gaining small insights into
the connections which exist all around us.”

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