judy frisk sketchbook

Hand-built Ceramics.

I began doing ceramics in 2011 in the two years before moving to New York. I made a few pieces on the wheel but took to hand-built ceramics very quickly and every session felt like play... play in mud and I loved it. When I moved to New York it ended - I had no room in my tiny Manhattan studio to accumulate what I made. But during the two years prior, I immediately began incorporating the human form into almost every piece I made. I believe this happened very instinctively after to all my years of figure drawing. Bowls and vases took the form of human hands, planters and cookie jars took the form of human faces and heads. Here are photos of some of these pieces.