Binda Colebrook

CB Stoneware

Unique imprints; touch made visible

For questions, orders, pricing, sizes, turnaround time etc, please contact Binda. Commissions and orders are welcome.

A limited number of The Grasp collection pieces and Bark Imprints are available for purchase at Sticks and Bricks in Northampton MA, or Catskill and Co online.

For more information about the Grasp action, see the Yield to Pull page.

Each Grasp Candlestick and Grasp bud vase is the result of the action imprinted on the clay as it is “grasped” by the artist’s hand. To grasp is one of the foundational movements we learn to make as we develop. To do so can be very settling – think about the sensation of a loved one’s hand slipping into yours and the way your fingers close around theirs.

Each Ridgeline Incense Holder also holds echoes of what was before.The ridgeline of a landscape is formed in deep time – a grasp in a brief moment of time. Both involve the molding and erosion of matter, making visible the imprint of what was, and what remains.

For the bark imprints and vessels, bark fragments found on the forest floor are lovingly transformed into a solid crest for our times, or a bowl whose useful emptiness is itself a memory of the space around the living tree. Clay is gently pressed into the veins and crevasses of foraged slabs of bark that have been shed by the trees. The resulting imprint is rubbed with stains and glazes and fired twice.The contours and elevations of the Bark Imprint create a topographical map of the trees’ former protective layer. Each imprint is unique.