Julie Crosby ©2009-2011, woodfired pottery
From the very first time I met Julie, I have wanted to photograph her pots. I now own a few and LOVE them! Her woodfired surfaces are phenominal. Oftentimes, woodfired pots end up with a surface like sharkskin... harsh, non-slip like sandpaper. Julie goes that extra mile and uses a superfine sandpaper to really re-finish the surface. Feels amazing!
Her baskets defy my expectation of what a basket in clay is supposed to be. She pushes the edge on thickness/thinness, on how many penetrations to make in the form, how to merge the organic with the mechanical... all of that creates the most wonderful tension in her work. It definitely made for a real treat this week when I had the chance to photograph some of her latest work. Can't wait to see what the next firing in the Spring holds!