Having worked as an architect for many years, it was very natural to feel the attraction to pottery as a way of expression, as I could use three-dimensional shapes in a much more free and organic way.

Each one of my pieces is an adventure;  I generally don't have a clear plan before I start, and I let my hands and the clay decide what to do.  Gradually my aesthetic sense comes to play to improve and to refine the piece.  The rest of the work is patience, and more patience...

Most of my pieces are sculptural and functional.  I like to discover different shapes, and  to use them as a blank canvas in which I can explore my love for drawing and colors.  

Lately I have been experimenting with acrylic painting on canvas, wood, and clay printing.




Gallery Representation: Gallery House in Palo Alto, CA

Contact me at celmakirkwood@gmail.com