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ItemTurning Off Autopilot: Being More Curious(2020-05) Alveshere, Chris; Gill, John; Hopp, Johnathan; Kelleher, Matt; McConnell, Walter; Sikora, Linda; Smythe, MeghanMy pots are an investigation of items I find curious, feel sentimental towards, or objects I find humor in. Forms, parts, and clay and glaze colors are curated to be strong and inventive. I prefer to work through repetition, replication, and multiples. I visualize pots in everyday objects and places, seeing the potential of form and color in everything from vintage wooden toys, a pile of Skittles, or wandering thrift stores. I make work for the countertop, and pots that allow for a vast range of function. Foremost is an intention to make pots that have a sense of whimsy, humor, and color. Audacious, lively, and cheeky, pieces with attitude and intention. Juicers that peek at you from a shelf in the corner, or through a cracked dishwasher door. Cups that operate daily, are convenient to store, and worth displaying in the open. Jars to arrange and enhance the presentation of food preparation or novelty keepsakes. Small jars that suggest endless possibilities for peculiar use, from storing saffron, a single Twizzler, or your collection of cat whiskers.