Michele Ginouves

Michele Ginouves

The pots I make tend to reflect my environment.  When I worked in New York City, I made hard slab-built boxes that had architectural elements including staircases, windows, arches, doorways that resembled the skyscrapers, factories, and bridges that I viewed everyday along the Hudson River.  Now that I live in a rural part of Florida, I make coil-built forms that may bring to mind the cypress trees that grow along the banks of the Withlacoochee River or a plant that is volunteering itself in my garden.  I like to make large functional forms, including pedestal stands, planters, cocktail tables, lamp bases, and birdbaths.  I enjoy integrating the geometric patterns of colorful tile tabletops with the organic forms of the bases.