Katharine Eksuzian

Katharine Eksuzian’s work is a contemporary take, with regional reflections, on traditional Japanese concepts like umami, “an over-all harmonious state of perfection,” and “shinrin-yoku,” a Japanese term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing.” She stretches the tensile strength of clay’s surface to create an organic, but uniform cracking of the vessel’s skin. Katharine’s goal “is to create innately organic impressions and intuitive pieces that portray balance and harmony.”