Diane Gale

I want my art to create joy for the people who see my pieces. I hope people want to pick them up to explore the shape, design, texture and colors. Some make the distinction between art and craft. Some distinguish between functional and nonfunctional pieces. I hope my pottery bridges these words.

I prefer simple shapes and try to accomplish the function in as few lines as possible. Irregular and altered pieces reflect our own imperfection and often facilitate the functional shape. From my travels and training, there is a certain eastern aesthetic that is moving into my pieces.

I like to think of the exterior of my pieces as a scroll – if you could flatten it out and look at the design, it would tell its story. I hope that this story resonates with the person holding the piece and they see themselves within it.

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