Brendan

 

One of Brendan Wills’ ceramic pots equals 40 to 60 hours of work. And when you see them, you’ll understand why. Some of the pots are five-and-a-half feet tall with extremely curvy forms ” there’s not a straight line in sight. They’re decorated with intricate geometric patterns ” circles or line patterns or both.

“I usually do that to accentuate the form and give the eye a little bit of visual movement,” Wills said.

The potters’ wheel has always fascinated me. The challenge of throwing a well-balanced vase always has motivated me to put the next lump of clay on the potter’s wheel. To this day it is still the same, always trying to mix balance and form to create new, one-of-a-kind vessels.  I make large-scale, one-of-a-kind vessels on the wheel. Each piece is made in sections, which I put together. Form and balance are the most important aspects of my work. I use geometric patterns to enhance the form. 

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