We fell in love with Kelli Cain’s pure and honest ceramics at first sight when writer Winifred Bird and photographer Torkil Stavdal visited the artist for us at her studio in the Catskill mountains. Revisit her through an artful video…
earth – air + water + force / rotation x fire = solid form
This is the formula of ceramics artist Kelli Cain’s creative work. In “Breakable Minimalism,” Alpine Modern discovered the many-talented maker and her earthy, minimalist tableware.
Now, filmmaker James Jenkins has created a visual portrait to showcase Kelli Cain’s process through a meditative stream of consciousness. The process of thinking is taking a malleable substance—a clump of thought—and shaping it. It solidifies mid-process into a shape, perfect and imperfect, unique and personal. Cain’s style is simple, beautiful, and speaks for itself.
(In)complete thoughts in response…
“The process of thinking is taking a malleable substance—a clump of thought—and shaping it.”
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