CARNEVALE CLAY Anne Carnevale; Artist & Owner Chicago, IL
Carnevale Clay’s designs are inspired by functional objects that have been present throughout history - a cup, a plate, a spoon, a water jug...timeless, clean and simple. Traveling in the Mediterranean as a child, Anne became acutely aware of the handmade in the region. Its architecture and artifacts awakened an artistic sensibility that has shaped her life & work.
Anne creates sculptural vessels like the human figure–unique, one of a kind, changing from every viewpoint. Art pieces that are made to be held and used. Objects that aesthetically enhance the everyday moments of life. The vessels are hand-coiled, a technique that reaches into antiquity and predates throwing on a wheel. The simplicity of hand building artistically stands out in a world that is striving towards mathematical perfection - where the human imprint of the creative moment is hidden or lost.