Maya Hughes

Pottery as a Mix of Clay, Monotony, and Spontaneity.

WORDS BY ISABELLA ELIAS

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OLD HEATHFIELD — VISUAL ARTS — Issue 10

For artist and potter Maya Hughes, pottery as a medium of art is a balancing act between chaos and order. The process can be repetitive, but each creation always reveals its individuality and specialty. Hughes grounds her emotions into the physical world when she shapes clay on a pottery wheel. She spent a year exploring the Abstract Expressionism movement, loving how the process allowed her to exist in harmony with her emotions. After integrating this abstract style from her paintings to her pottery, Hughes continued to study this theme in more depth. She took pottery classes, completed a three-year apprenticeship, and attended a ceramics development course. Now...

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Art by Maya Hughes

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