I am a potter working in lower Manhattan, New York City. My work is made to be touched, used and become a treasured, familiar object in your hands. I love making things that will live in your home and enhance your life on a daily basis.
After years of throwing pots on a wheel, my arthritis told me it was time to work a different way and almost all my work is now made without a wheel. As a result, many of my finished pieces are much more compact than the large pieces I used to throw.
During the pandemic, I taught myself a Japanese process colled Nerikomi, which involves arranging colored porcelain into patterns that are pieced together, sort of like quiltmaking with slabs of clay. In 2022 I learned a new technique for printing designs onto clay and after months of mastering that technique, developing a palette with liquid clay, and making drawings that I can deconstruct into layered imagery, I'm enjoying the work.
Stoneware, handbuilt, printed with 4 colors, approx 3.5"x3.5"
Occasionally, I have diverged from functionality into the world of ceramic art.
In 2017, I made a series of fish dedicated to my father, Eliot Freidson, who loved fishing and who taught me to share that pleasure. The "Father Project" fish swim close to home.
In 2015, when my mother, Marion Facinger Freidson would have been 100 years old, I began a conceptual project honoring her. You can learn about my mother and my "Mother Project" here and on Instagram if you like.
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