Cumulus Inc. and Craft present Vanessa Lucas.
The Cumulus installation shows pouring vessels ranging from the smallest hand held translucent porcelain jug to a large pitcher that has been hand painted by artist Courtney King. The sense of functionality suggested by the pouring vessels is in keeping with the purpose of dining at Cumulus.
Vanessa Lucas' pearl jugs have been slip cast in translucent white porcelain clay. The design of each jug has been assiduously refined until the line and weight of each piece is brought into balance to suggest a soft tautness. The forms are subtly humanized and the relationships between the individual forms create tensions and resolutions that amplify the force of these everyday objects. In contrast to the purity of the white jugs the two large pitchers with the closely detailed surfaces emanate something of the grandeur and mystery of ancient vessels that have been recently unearthed.