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Carina’s spontaneous and fluid pots are the result of thoughtful deliberation. They are carefully conceived, the subtle and delicate marks gently applied, the pots distorted and altered. This gives the feel that their loose and rhythmic forms appear spontaneously on the wheel, but far from it – each pot is totally unique with its own personality which can’t be reproduced, however it does belong to a family of pots that hare similar characteristics.
The pots, she says, should be able to speak for themselves. The quiet and muted tones of white and celadon are chosen to emphasize the fluidity of the forms.
The material Carina uses – porcelain, is also critical to her work, as the delicated, fraying and torn edges are exploring the limits of the material when thrown. Marks made by the making process are intentionally left to emphasize the pots tactile qualities and honesty. There are no secrets with her work, but mystery in plenty.
Carina wants to create objects that can stand alone, that don’t need to be used by ask to be, and want to be touched and handles. “They are perfectly imperfect.”