Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Noelle Horsfield

Illustrative Pottery

In her Kentucky basement, which has been turned into a "functional and inspiring ceramic studio," Noelle Horsfield spends her days creating ceramic art. Pulling from a variety of slab, coil, and bisque molding techniques, Noelle designs beautiful and illustrative porcelain pieces that reflect the wild, strange, and sometimes dark aspects of life. As Noelle quotes on her website:

"A certain darkness is needed to see the stars."
Osho, Indian Spiritual Teacher


Many of her pieces involve a multi-step process. From etching, to carving, to then glazing each piece, Noelle brings together images and symbols that create a certain mythic aesthetic. She says of her work, "The imagery on this body of work explores the idea of finding beauty and strength in that which is normally considered strange, different, sometimes even macabre.  I believe that, in shining a light into these shadowy places, we are better able to reconcile those dark parts of ourselves."

At PINCH, we carry various vases, platters, decorative plates, and mugs. Each piece is uniquely handmade. If you love what you see here, or have any questions, please call Pinch at 413-586-4509 or email