Brandon Shappa

The Box (Front): 

2020 

Colored Porcelain 

 

Messy Hair: 

2019 

Soda-Fired Stoneware with

experimental porcelain 

 

Clear Head: 

2019 

Soda-Fired Stoneware with

experimental porcelain 

 

Compressed Vase: 

2019 

Experimental Porcelain 

 

Column 2) 

The Box (Back): 

2020 

Colored Porcelain 

 

Clear Head (close-up): 

2019 

Soda-Fired Stoneware with

experimental porcelain 

 

Black Pudding: 

2020 

Black Experimental Porcelain  

 

Column 3) 

Shake: 

2020 

Experimental Porcelain 

 

Falling: 

2020 

Experimental Porcelain 

 

Chain Bottle: 

2020 

Experimental Porcelain 

April 29, 2020 

 

 Clay has been a great teacher, as it has guided me to engage with people, and material. It was a method where genuine curiosity arose, and I was in full control of my emotions. My mind constantly races; asking questions, anticipating conversations, and searching for the next question. Working with clay has given me an energy to answer questions.  

I have trained the use of my hands to dance with the material, rather than guide it to become something.  Pottery has given me a life that fulfills my eagerness, and curiosity towards creation. Analyzing old and new potters alike, I am trying to develop a language that bridges time. This language is spoken by my hands, and clay is the audience that perceives this in-between.