Craig Wood

Artist Statement

Art arises from beyond the mind; from a place that is both personal and universal. Expressions of subconscious fear, joy, lust and longing all find a voice in my ceramics, sometimes without my direct involvement. I wait to be “told” what to make, then I go to work.

Curiosity and a sense of play drive the imagery in my art. Clowns, accordions and religious iconography make regular appearances. Language and the search for personal visual vocabulary are recurring themes.

Primarily self taught, I began playing in ceramics during early adulthood, which becoming a passion in mid-life. Plaques and tiles make up the bulk of my portfolio. I employ both mid-range and low-fire clay depending on the desired effect. All work is created in my home studio located in Woodstock, NY.

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