LaKrista Morton

LaKrista Morton


  • Stoneware


  • Throwing


  • Electric
I aim to create simple, functional ceramic forms with textures and colors inspired by small moments in the landscape around me.

Working with different wood ashes that I collect and source myself, oxides, found clay, and neutral glazes, I aim to create tactile, varied surfaces on functional ceramics that highlight the beauty and simplicity of natural materials. By using the ash from my woodstove and the ash generated as a bi-product from a wood-fired pizza business in my glazes, I make use of a humble material that would often otherwise go to waste. I use slow, systematic methods like tri-axial and line blends to test simple combinations of materials to identify the proportions of each which best illustrate the qualities of the ash. Through this careful, methodological approach, I work to create surfaces that retain a natural spontaneity and that have a quiet, reflective quality.

I focus on creating finishes and surfaces which involve collecting, processing, and systematic testing of found and collected materials. I am also a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Aberdeen and the methodological approach I have developed in this work features significantly in my ceramics.


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