rita vali

rita vali
I create pottery that combines clean modern form with bold graphic patterns inspired from the richness and diversity around me landscape, textiles, botany, the microscopic world. I draw upon my background in microbiology and apply it to my art practice. I approach clay in a methodical manner, combining wheel-thrown and altered pieces with slab elements. I embrace coaxing form and surface decoration to interplay in a symbiotic way. I also love color, and the challenge of using it in complementary ways. Creating work that successfully balances form, color, line and pattern is a goal and a thrill I never tire of as I am driven by my passion to create.