My art is an expression of love for our world, inspired by the beauty that flourishes everywhere there is life. I want it to draw attention to a million common things that are truly extraordinary if we take time to look. For example, the beauty of lichen growing on old fences, the elaborate patterns on the skin of sea slugs and the sensuous luster of a Buckeye fresh from it's protective covering. My art is also about drawing connections between unlikely things. Like the spiral patterns in both water currents and fern fiddle heads, the similarity in the curvature of your spine and the shape of a wave, and the capacity of a transparent seashell and the palm of your hand to hold the same amount of liquid. It's about reconnecting this crazy mass of humanity with the beautiful and patient Earth. Because we might just be forgetting to look up and see that we are all part of the whole, as well as the million small parts that make it up.
I received my BFA in sculpture from The San Francisco Art Institute in 1989. Being curious about many things, I then proceeded to pursue other interests for the next 15 years. Sometime around then I fell in love with clay and started making so much work I had to buy a kiln. I've never looked back, and what you see on this site is the result of my hard work and continued love of material and nature. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow on Facebook and Instagram at Shoshana Parry Ceramics.