外國作家

Lauryn Axelrod

USA
詳細資訊

Ceramic Artist -Three Trees Pottery, West Pawlet, VT USA

Three Trees Pottery專職陶藝家 / 美國 佛蒙特州

 

我最一開始接觸陶土是透過日本茶道。我在學習茶道的時候愛上了茶碗,對我來說茶碗就是人作為器皿的隱喻,在不完美中的完美,平凡卻珍貴,並在「空」之中盛載了整個宇宙。

在製作茶碗時我問我自己「若我們是盛載了人類最好與最壞特質的器皿,那裝滿憐憫的碗會是什麼樣貌?」我發現也許我也許會花上一輩子才可能找到答案,也或許這一輩子都與答案無緣。

每一個碗一樣都是一個探討真實性問題的旅程。在每年製作的幾百只茶碗中,只有幾只感覺比較接近。而這些茶碗我捧在手中,靠近心臟,讓它們悄悄地說著關於人的生命這脆弱但極具意義的事。
 

I came to clay through Japanese Tea Ceremony. I was studying Chado, and fell in love with the chawan. For me, the bowl was the quintessential metaphor for the human vessel: perfect in its imperfection; precious, yet ordinary; and containing the entire cosmos in its emptiness. 

I set out to make my own tea bowls by asking the question “If we are containers for the best and worst qualities of humanity, what would a bowl of compassion look like?” I realized it would take me the rest of my life to discover that…if at all.