Organic-looking thrown porcelain is Jennifer McCurdy’s trademark style. McCurdy, a resident of Martha’s Vineyard, has been working with porcelain for over thirty years, and takes her inspiration from natural and man-made environments. Her recent work is inlaid with 23 carat gold leaf, making it seem to glow.

“Emotion fills me when I see all the perfect forms in nature …from the cracked conch shell on the beach revealing its perfect spiral, to the milkweed pod cracked open in the field…[t]he ordered symmetry and asymmetry of nature’s forms reveal the growth of life, the movement of life,” McCurdy writes in her artist statement.

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