Title: Nose Piece
This one of a kind sculpture is functional and sturdy as a holder for any type of glasses (prescription, sunglasses, or reading glasses). Sculpted by Rachel using Amador clay, it is fired twice at cone10 and glazed with a glossy umber/sienna variegated glaze that makes this piece sturdy enough for outdoor, indoor, dishwasher, or any other environment.
I use the term “pottery” instead of “ceramics,” to describe my clay work, as the term conjures handmade, more ancient methods of clay art rather than modern or more refined techniques. I want to celebrate the human touch on the clay, and as such, my pottery has an intentionality in the imperfections. Since I have launched my work as a potter after my 2016 name change, this is the ONLY medium that is signed “ND” on the bottom of the work, to honor my legal name Nkechi Diallo. My fine art career in painting, drawing, cut paper, and sculpture began in my teens, and I continue to sign my birth name Rachel Dolezal, or “RD,” for those bodies of work, for continuity purposes. Each piece of pottery is hand made, dried, fired, glazed, and re-fired at cone10, which is the hottest kiln. The glazes chosen are food-safe, and these pieces may be used in the oven, microwave, fridge or freezer safely.