Ceramics by Jenyfer Guethe Jenyfer Guethe
March 30 - May 4
Visit the Arts Council of Princeton’s Solley Lobby Gallery to view work by ceramic artist Jenyfer Guethe.
My work with clay combines functional pottery with free flowing sculptural forms. Since I was young I’ve been fascinated with how nature seems to have an overall “flow”, similar to how ocean waves are constantly changing the shoreline with each ebb and flow of the tide. This can leave a subtle soft touch on the sand when a gentle wave has pulled away, or a more pronounced sharper gouge to the shoreline if there are rougher seas. I translate that thinking into my work that nothing is set in stone – what starts out as a simply thrown bowl can be carved, altered, and ultimately completely transformed from the original shape. Every piece has the possibility to become something completely different than how it was initially created. I find carving my work therapeutic as well.. with every piece, each alteration through carving is slowly changing the shape to express its full potential. I aim to create pottery that will be admired while used, and hope to inspire people that anything that began as ordinary can be transformed into something extraordinary.