Autumn Higgins

My ceramic work acts as a portrait of daily life. The porcelain forms are illustrated with drawings and observations of my local environment. By showing details of the day that can often be overlooked, my work brings attention to the beauty of the urban landscape. The muted color palate gives the work an unimposing quality, paired with clean lines and the contrast of glazed and unglazed surfaces the work has a sharp quality to hold the viewers attention. Function brings the viewer in contact with the illustrations, and gives them a chance to investigate the form, surface, and drawings.

 

I create narratives in each piece by illustrating elements that are representative and unique to local landscape. A viewer familiar with the setting can view the illustrations and recognize their city in the landmarks and buildings. The imagery is also vague enough that a wider range of people can relate to the content. Each piece allows the viewer to identify with the scenes depicted and form their own narratives to create a relationship with the work.