James Greig believed clay could represent living forms, building vessels that reflected on his local environment. For Greig, ceramics were a bridge between sculpture and architecture. He was inspired by the work of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who Greig said had a “masterfully artistic handling of space, solid and voids, of organic unity and of the spirit of materials.”
Intersecting Form brings Greig’s interest in nature and architecture together. While the subtle glaze on the pot’s body reveals abstracted waves and clouds, its structure draws on architectural principles; negative spaces or ‘voids’ are just as essential to understanding shape and function as ‘solid’ masses are.
Sian van Dy