Cherie Westmoreland, Pottery & Sculpture

My work is handbuilt: sculptures, wall pieces, bowls, mosaics, face pots, vases, and ceramic jewelry. Some pieces focus on the human face, birds, vines, ferns, and explorations of the form of the vessel (nesting vessels, and holey pieces that play with light and shadows). In other work I create photographic image transfers that incorporate photographs that I have taken, text fragments, and old family photographs. I work with stoneware or porcelain, often using underglazes, mason stains, iron oxide, and sculptural glazes in layers to create rich textured surfaces, fired to Cone 6 or 7 in an electric kiln. I love experimenting with all kinds of media. Recently I completed a series of winter tree drawings and paintings. I have also been creating fabric designs and printing locally through Spoon-flower in Durham, some of these designs have been made into dishtowels, and scarves.

Cherie Westmoreland

 

Cherie Westmoreland, Pottery & Sculpture