Jill Bonovitz
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  My work begins from a silent place, deep within me. It flows through my hands and into the clay. I am guided by touch and engagement with the material, and am never certain of a work’s destination, but it is always within the boundaries of the vessel form. This process is influenced by experience, forms in nature, primitive drawing, ethnographic textiles, and solitude.

Several years ago I began experimenting with wire. Because making vessels or suggesting vessel forms is my primary creative pursuit, my engagement with wire has the same aesthetic concerns as my involvement with clay. The quality of fragility is common to all my work. In the wire sculpture, I am creating the edges of what is not there; in clay, I am creating the essence of what is.