Porcelain slip, underglaze,
electric fired cone 6
, 5” x 5” x 5.25”
My work focuses on the forms of action and reaction that occur in natural environments, and I see my work as a visual investigation of these natural forces and a sense of simultaneous deconstruction and construction.
I created this clay piece by exploiting the responsiveness of the clay. I pushed, pulled, and tore the clay in an attempt to create a physical dialogue between myself and the material.
Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Samantha Stumpf completed her BFA at CIA in 2003 and completed her MFA at Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Crafts in Ceramics in 2008. Currently she resides in Geneva, New York with her son, husband and corgi. She has a small studio there where she continues to make work.