Kris Cummings

Clay, like life, is malleable. There is a peculiar deliciousness in the subtle pressure of a finger in wet clay. At the same time, clay can be pounded or hammered to obtain different effects. When I’m creating figures, I play with scale, balance, and texture and look for the story that figure tells. When I’m creating a bowl or cup, stories emerge in how the piece fits in the hand, or where the fingers fit in a groove. Clay allows me to draw, paint, and build things I’ve never seen before, and tell the stories behind these objects.


Due to the current health crisis the 2020 Texas Clay Festival has been canceled. A virtual show to be announced!

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