Clay is my muse and has been my teacher/guiding light throughout my life. Clay is elemental and physically and metaphorically transformative. It is the selection and manipulation of these elements that hold the magic. Clay affords me a window into the mysteries of life and existence – interwoven with my interests in contemplation, allowing them to grow and become visible – revealing a glimpse of the largest and smallest moments of thoughts and fantasy. My art is a biography of sorts – snapshots for the viewer to share the wonders and beauty.
Myra Toth Ceramist
In Ceramics, when I think about Mending the Divide I think about repairs first – scoring, patches, filler, glue, staples, stitching, technology, interweaving. Then my mind travels to intermingling, compassion – and beyond. Life and existence are complex on many levels. As I observe and learn, it all becomes ever more intricate, infinite and interconnected. Answers are illusive. So evolved this sculpture.