Perch was started in 2004 in Brooklyn, NY. Now, after years of only working in clay I have started revisiting materials - brass,
concrete and wood and getting much more experimental with my ceramics in
the process. New functions too - these are largely non-functional,
decorative, just objects...but I hope convey the same feelings as my previous work. I'll continue to add new vases, garden pots and lighting too.
As an industrial designer by training, I fight the urge to plan these objects too much, I'm really trying to keep spontaneity present so the objects speak of their concepts and process. But in fact, each starts with a sketch model, glaze trial, technical drawing and probably numerous failed attempts. I'll try to document as much of this as possible on this website.
A new studio in Hurley, New York is helping my exploration into mixed materials - bigger is better when it comes to studio space. :)
Amy Adams Ratliff, 08/17 (with hubby Ben and soon to be little one Max)