Delores J. Hayes
I am a potter based in Durham NC.
I am self taught and have been working as a full time potter since 2013.
I am drawn to organic shapes, colors, and texture.
Every time I sit down at the wheel, pull up to my worktable, I have an idea of what I am trying to create but I try not to force my expectations on my work. I like to balance my intentions with the intention of the clay. I keep my ideas and guidelines soft and pliable, ready to be altered.
I use different techniques during greenware and glazing to provide texture and layers that create contrast and depth. I aim to create pottery that holds true to the idea that we are not perfect, and that in our textured life, however rough, course, smooth and misshapen, our beauty, and our true character is revealed and adorned.