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Natalie Blake

"I attribute the simplicity of my forms to a desire that my vessels have a whole and graceful presence. I want my work to make a bold and prominent statement, yet reserve restful composure."

Ceramicist Natalie Blake credits her first influence in college, Susan Balboni, who referred to the vessel as a spirit keeper. The concept of the vessel as the safeguard of the space inside is prevalent in all of Natalie Blake's work.

Returning to the thrown vessel time after time, Blake is always entranced by the possibility of capturing the poise and vibrancy of clay as it expands outwards on the wheel. She has worked with the lidded vessel for the past fourteen years, always interested in giving voice to subconscious experiences through free drawing on the thrown vessel. By using the thrown form as canvas, images are influenced by the same intuitive tools used to create three-dimensional as well as two-dimensional expressions. The particular curves of the thrown piece influence the movement of the pencil over soft clay.

Natalie Blake's pieces are thrown, carved, fired with stone-matte surfaces in rich colors, and finished with hand built lids in porcelain. Her carving is inspired by aquatic, botanical, industrial, and mythical elements. The sculptural components and layered colors create a lush depth of surface, an inviting texture, and a sense of three-dimensional space. Her carving has been referenced to folded fabric, conjuring the image of expandability through breath. Creating a piece that conveys fullness and ripeness is what satisfies artist Natalie Blake.
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Hawaiian Sun
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 4,800
$ 4,080
Abstract Ceramic Wall Ti...
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 1,200 - $ 2,055
$ 1,020 - $ 1,746.75
Abstract Ceramic Wall Ti...
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 1,200 - $ 2,055
$ 1,020 - $ 1,746.75
Abstract Ceramic Wall Ti...
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 1,200 - $ 1,755
$ 1,020 - $ 1,491.75
Elementals Ceramic Wall ...
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 4,000
$ 3,400
Field and Sky Vessels
Ceramic Vessel
by Natalie Blake
$ 225 - $ 710
$ 191.25 - $ 603.50
Soft Earth Vessels
Ceramic Vessel
by Natalie Blake
$ 300 - $ 1,110
$ 327.25 - $ 943.50
Vine Motif
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 1,600 - $ 2,400
$ 1,360 - $ 2,040
Ocean Wave Vessels with ...
Ceramic Vessel
by Natalie Blake
$ 425 - $ 890
$ 361.25 - $ 756.50
Warm Tone Vessels
Ceramic Vessel
by Natalie Blake
$ 450 - $ 1,135
$ 382.50
Warm-Toned Botanical Til...
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Lava Vessels
Ceramic Vessel
by Natalie Blake
$ 585 - $ 1,270
$ 497.25 - $ 1,079.50
Autumn Glow Tree
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 4,032
$ 3,427.20
Dahlia
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 3,200
$ 2,720
Alaskan Sky
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 8,220
$ 6,987
Mauna Kea
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 5,820
$ 4,947
Tree of Life Backsplash
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 1,035
$ 879.75
Bridge Series Number 4
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 2,400
$ 2,040
Chess Piece Triad
Ceramic Vessel
by Natalie Blake
$ 1,075
$ 913.75
Abstract in Persimmon
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 4,905
$ 4,169.25
Tree of Life in Cream an...
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 1,880
$ 1,598
Rain Feather Ceramic Wal...
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 3,200
$ 2,720
Koi and Lily Pads
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 685
$ 582.25
Botanical II
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 4,800
$ 4,080
Freda Mandala
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 922
$ 783.70
Shino Botanical Triad 2
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Sunflower
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 545
$ 463.25
Susan's Meadow
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 2,400
$ 2,040
Botanical Disk II
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 950
$ 807.50
Abstract Nautilus
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 4,800
$ 4,080
Bridge Series Number 1
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 2,400
$ 2,040
Flower Star Backsplash
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 685
$ 582.25
Cathedral Series in Hone...
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 2,400
$ 2,040
Shino Botanical Triad 1
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Koi and Lily Pads disk
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 836
$ 710.60
Floral Hexagon Backsplas...
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 685
$ 582.25
Gnomes Grouping
Ceramic Vessel
by Natalie Blake
$ 190
$ 161.50
Bridge Series 2
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 2,400
$ 2,040
Honey Ripple Tiles
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Natalie Blake
$ 808 - $ 2,020
$ 686.80 - $ 1,717