Ode

Ceramics

Angie Thomas is both a ceramicist and a confessional poet. Her studio produces strong, functional porcelain wares that are crafted to feel wonky-perfect. Each piece is designed to relax the table, to invite the hand and eye to explore. This brings people into the moment, enhancing connection as they imbibe. These pieces have her poems inscribed, calling for further noticing. Her poetry confesses her experience resolving a violent childhood, letting go of being fake, and the thrill of being courageous. For Angie, working the words into the clays' memory reveals a new layer of understanding. Each piece finds beauty in chaos, is a beacon beckoning us to drop in and come to our senses.

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