Isabelle Soule

As I sit at the potter’s wheel, my ceramic art mirrors my work in global health – sometimes responsive and smooth, sometimes lumpy and off balance. Thus, ceramic art carries valuable lessons in reciprocity and interconnection.
My work is comprised of vessels designed to contain things, alluding to the values of abundance, usefulness, and generosity – attributes needed when working across significant cultural differences. Pots in a communal eating space imply a relationship between use and user and the clay objects can help set the tone for the interactions that take place among those who use them. Thus, functional clay objects take on a pivotal significance in families and communities, as sharing food lies at the heart of all human societies.
My pots are being created during an era of frenzied activity and unprecedented global upheaval. Therefore, I keep them simple. In their simplicity, I hope to convey a sense of quiet and nourishment for body and spirit.

Dessert Plate
Ceramic
2cm x 20cm x 20cm

Large Bowl
Ceramic
20cm x 60cm x 60cm

Group of double bellied vessels
Clay
9″ x 5″ x 5″

Ceramic      
Community: 2
Studio Number: 19
(503) 708-3924 | isabellesoulephd@gmail.com
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Address: 6944 SE 36th Ave Portland, OR, 97202, USA

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