Lilith Rockett, a studio potter residing in Portland, OR, works primarily in porcelain. Her work, created by hand on the potter’s wheel, reveals a deep interest in the subtle qualities of the material: translucency, fluidity, density, and the velvety softness of an unglazed polished surface. Minimal in both form and surface, her work calls attention to subtle nuances of line or shadow, with a delight in the quiet imperfections that characterize the handmade. With clean lines and unadorned surfaces, Rockett’s forms are grouped in social arrangements. The groupings, still lifes, using both containers and pedestals, endeavor to create a ceremonial tone. As sculptural objects, the simple shapes are intended to evoke rather than impose: archetypal forms exploring ideas of balance, cohesion, tension and
celebration, leaving an open-ended impression suggesting the beginning of a conversation. The conversation continues as the objects gain purpose in use. All of the work is intended for use in a domestic setting. Rockett believes that interacting intimately with handmade objects enhances our feeling of connectedness and enriches our daily life.
Lilith Rockett began her career in ceramics in 2002, while living in Los Angeles. For five years she ran a gallery specializing in functional ceramics and showcased her own work alongside ceramics by other L.A. artists. In 2007, with a clear passion for her studio practice, she closed the gallery in order to focus solely on her own work. In 2008, Rockett relocated to Portland, OR, and currently works out of a studio behind her house, surrounded by gardens, chickens, her husband and 4 year old daughter.
Prices range from $55 – $400.