Ceramic work evocative of and honoring nature
Wolfsong Ceramics grew out of the heart and hands of Jillian Wolf through 20 years of exploration in functional pottery and sculpture. When you purchase a piece of her work because it “sings” to you, the song is also about you. The attributes of a piece that attract you to it are the attributes of your own creativity as you connect with the process of bringing a shared expression of natural beauty to the world.
"Each piece, or song, begins with a walk in the wild, a moving meditation during which I ground and center. There I listen to the music as played by leaves, lichen, pods, pebbles and so on … nature, and a knowing of it through all six senses. While some of these woodland elements may be incorporated into the work I do that day, I might also be inspired by memories of crystal formations in a cave, the bend of a dry creek bed, or the repetitive patterns on the back of a zebra. My favorite pieces are those that seem to create themselves. They have an energy all their own and draw me into a process I have little control over. I choose a path that appeals to me at the time and follow it through to its natural conclusion…more as an appreciative spectator than composer."
Jillian's current work (pictured above) involves a print process that creates a surface reminiscent of something aged and worn, left without care, a message about the need to preserve the elements of nature that are so precious to us. Nature as a whole is the song of life, and without it we would cease to exist. Open your heart, feel the clay in your hands, and sing!