Arizona State University
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
jonathan CROSS: My work is ongoing constantly developing, sometimes slowly focusing on refinement and sometimes quickly during burst of creativity. I am focussing on the ceramic medium because of its transformative properties. Clay starts as a soft and pliable material easily modeled by hand. As it dries it stiffens and becomes open to mark making with carving tools. Then in the kiln it heats up to temperatures just short of a volcano, becoming molten and open to atmospheric changes. As it cools it crystalizes and becomes stone like, capturing the whole process and becoming a solid marker in time and a testament to my creativity.