Morling’s life-sized tools and nostalgic objects create activity and movement through her handling of clay and the drawn lines on the surface of the forms. Details are rendered with quirky expressive lines, animating the objects and making it easy to see or invent their stories. They are slightly surreal and extremely captivating.
Left: Plenty, 19½ in. (50 cm) in height, handbuilt porcelain, black stain, fired to 2300°F (1260°C), 2011.
Below: Cut (chainsaw), 37½ in. (95 cm) in length, handbuilt porcelain and black stain, fired to 2300°F (1260°C), 2011.