Intuitive clay sculpture
The Jeweled Warrior
Kiya Nicole is a Philadelphia based artist with a focus in ceramic sculpture and fine art vessels. She creates intuitively, allowing the tactile experience to guide her as she works. This process becomes a meditation on sensation and memory. She explores the cyclical nature of interconnection, the body, and personal growth. By infusing the intricacies of the natural world into the work, she considers the connection she has to her surroundings, and the resources in oneself to create change.
About the Demonstration
Hand built sculptures formed from one large block of clay. They are stretched, pulled, and carved. Working with gravity to inform the shape. Pieces are fired in a raku and wood fire kiln, adding to the volatile nature of the process.