Ani Kasten


Ani's practice is driven primarily by an interest in exploring the materiality of clay. Using a combination of wheel-throwing and hand building techniques she experiments with the interactions between different types of clay ranging from porcelain to locally soured "wild" clay. Her pieces are the result of shrinkage, melting and bending and ultimately a study of the nature of change and evolution. Working primarily with the vessel form, her work maintains a direct relationship with pottery traditions of the past, while interrogating aesthetic expectations regarding symmetry, refinement, and beauty. Each piece is filled with personality and whimsy, possessing a unique character of their own.