Mike Farabee  |  Ceramic

Since first encountering clay in 1997, I remain fascinated by textures in Nature: pollen grain surfaces seen under an electron microscope, repeating patterns of mineral crystals, cross bedding patterns seen in sanstones around Arizona, skin patterns on reptiles, growth patterns of coral, well you get the point. Clay allows me to employ various texturing techniques on surfaces. That these textures can be applied to the surface of a functional vessel that we can use and admire every day is a great addition to my satisfaction with clay.