Daniel Garretson

To intimately experience life is the wellspring of a meaningful existence. For me it is the everyday details of life that hold the most significance, so mindfulness of the processes by which my pots are created is important. Subtleties of touch and gesture form the foundation of my work. Throughout the making process I like to keep  things simple; taking things as they come and accepting them for what they are. I am not interested in making beautiful pots, unique pots, or important pots – these judgements I find best left to others. I am  focused instead on opening accepting the process of making, thereby allowing the clay to express it’s inherent nature with a sense of ease and spontaneity.