Approximately 3.75“ Diameter x 4.5“ Height.
This item is not microwave and dishwasher safe.
Meghan Yarnell - Toledo Artist
I am inspired by the beauty and uniqueness that can be found only in the natural world. From the delicate shell of a Chinese lantern plant to the slow spiral fall of a maple seed pod, nature is amazing, intriguing, and inimitable.
I am disheartened by the increasing encroachment of humans on nature. Our interactions with the natural world are quickly becoming more and more intrusive and irreversible. In a culture that values quantity (or profit) over quality, green lawns over clean water, and convenience over sustainability, I find myself drawn more and more to the intricacies of the natural world.
I hope to subtly convey the contrast and collision between humans and the natural world by combining images of nature with patterns inspired by suburban sprawl, topography, and technology. I create functional pottery because I love the idea that art can be both beautiful and useful. I like to think that my work is subtlety infused with enough meaning to inspire thought while it is being used.
Wind Turbine: the "snowflake" decals are actually made from the nuclear symbol. This is meant to be a contrast between clean energy and energy that is a bit scary to me.
Cherry Blossoms: a record has been kept of the celebrations around when the trees bloom, making them an excellent indicator of climate change since the dates are getting earlier and earlier. The "flower" decals around the blossoms are actually made from the wifi symbol, representing human interaction with the natural world.
I graduated from BGSU with a BFA in 3D studies in 2005 and have been teaching art at Perrysburg Junior High since 2006. I love working with clay, and I love teaching others about working with clay! I also enjoy gardening, painting, reading, and spending time with my husband, son, and two daughters.
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