J. Amber Egbert


My work reflects an interest in the role of the ceramic vessel historically as well as its place in the dialogue of contemporary art.  Traditionally thought of as an object of craft and function, the vessel has found footing also as a conceptual container of ideas and artistic expression.  It teeters on the threshold between craft and art, between art and life.  Because of its strong association with the domestic, I find the vessel to be a fitting form with which to incorporate ornamental patterns, imagery and objects associated with my own home life and to put into question its role as a strictly functional object.