Columbia, SC, 29201
Website – adelethornhill.com Like me on Facebook – facebook.com/AdeleThornhillCeramics Shop my Etsy page – etsy.com/shop/AdeleThornhill My process describes many seemingly-paradoxical syntheses of opposites. As the knife pierces, control, order, and rigidity are imposed on the fragile and malleable clay body. The obsessively repetitive process, tedious to some, is soothing and energizing. Like Yayoi Kusama, one of my major artistic influences, my repetitive process enables me to transcend mundanity in favor of, as Kusama puts it, “return[ing] to the infinite universe.” My delicate work and lacy patterns are also inspired by my grandmother’s embroidery and needlework. My grandmother, Beryl, earned her living by sewing and embroidering intricate patterns on dress clothing and decorative home textiles. I know a piece is done when I’ve pushed both the piece and my own patience to their limits. I hope my work recalls complex beauty of handmade lacework of the past like my grandmother’s needlework, while also communicating the great feeling of calm that can be found everywhere, even within chaos.