Tom Abel / Cracked Clay
When I’m learning something new I try what I was told will never work first. I learn by making my own mistakes. I find new ways to see things and transform issues that others try to avoid into attributes that are unique to my work. I prefer to free form and experiment rather than stick to a set of plans. My work reflects what I see in the world around me, rocks, busted up concrete, buildings in decay, and people though bright on the inside show a weathered exterior to most who pass them by. I find beauty in people and objects that have been broken and rebuilt.