Daniel Ricardo Teran
"Consumers" (bowl), view 2"Consumers" (bowl), view 1"Consumers II" (bowl), view 2"Consumers II" (bowl), view 1"Clock Maker" (large bowl), view 1"Clock Maker" (large bowl), view 2"Clock Maker" (large bowl), view 3"Searching For Light" (plate)"H2O Distributor" (plate)"Rooted" (small dish), view 2"Rooted" (small dish), view 1"Medicine Man" (lidded jar), view 1"Medicine Man" (lidded jar), view 2"Medicine Man" (lidded jar), view 3"Medicine Man" (lidded jar), view 4Tooth Pic holder, view 2Tooth Pic Holder, view 1"Managing Time" (cup)"Managing Time" (cup), view 2"Electric Army" (cup), view 2"Electric Army" (cup), view 1"Useless Light" (cup), view 2"Useless Light" (cups), view 1"Plug Puller" (cup), view 2"Plug Puller" (cup), view 1"Sun Lines" (handled cup)"Pods" (handled cup), view 2"Pod" (handled cup), view 1"Broken Lights" (handled cup), view 2"Broken Lights" (handled cup), view 1"Man vs. Moon" (small box), view 1"Man vs. Moon" (small box), view 2
My aim, as a potter, is to create an opportunity for an intimate experience - for the viewer and user of my pieces to slow down, to hold, turn, touch, and investigate what I have created. I have become increasingly concerned about the pace at which most people move through their day, with little time for community, family, explorations of the natural world, and ones overall well being. The notion of slowing down to enjoy life's subtleties must absolutely be manifested! In slowing down, we can begin to rediscover how community can bring us warmth, family can ground us, heritage shows us our roots, and that the natural world is abundant and salubrious. I find solace and joy in making hand made pottery that, to me, inherently shows reverence and embraces these principles of slowness.