Cara Jean Clay

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I love to create forms which invite you to stop for a moment... and breathe. Influenced by my first career as a professional dancer, and with a mentor’s mantra of "Never stop moving" as an ever-present whisper, the physicality of the process suits my dance-practiced soul. Dancing with Controlled Abandon...

On the wheel, I build the form, then with controlled abandon, alter, stretch, squeeze and decorate  the clay – adding wobble and whimsy to accentuate line and movement.  Using dance memories in my hands while shaping these terpsichorean forms, I long for the clay to move, even in final stillness.