Carol Rissman Studio

I am very engaged with patterns and textures in nature, and use a variety of surface design techniques to capture the feeling of the landscape in clay. Using natural and abstract imagery, I paint, carve, texture and print on handmade tiles. Often I fire several times, with layers added or taken away, to enhance the meaning of the image. I think of the assembled tiles as a mosaic: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.