The goal of The Philadelphia Potters is to promote the creativity, diversity, and excellence of functional pottery being made in Philadelphia, and within our extended community of peers. Our objective is to educate, inspire, and inform the Philadelphia audience and beyond about this timeless art form.
The functional objects I create emerge from observations of the lived space. Light shifts across a room, affecting how one perceives objects in the home; reflections and shadows cause relationships to appear between two (or more) surfaces and the spaces in between. My quiet, simple vessels with white exterior surfaces are inextricably involved with nearby objects; I am intrigued by the way the surface of one always affect the perception of another due to shifts in the intensity and direction of light covering the forms. Architectural, yet soft and inviting— the cups, bowls and vases I make are asking to be held, to be touched, to be used. Each vessel shares with the viewer/user a particular type of looking: one in which the act of noticing an object transforming from one moment to the next becomes a silent, almost meditative experience.
Roberta Massuch lives and works in Philadelphia, PA— where she is a Resident Artist at The Clay Studio, studio technician and instructor at The Community College of Philadelphia. She received her BFA from Northern Illinois University in 2005 and her MFA from Louisiana State University in May 2013.