Jim Shaughnessy
Pieces of the Dream Ceramics

I have always been willing to bet on myself...to
stand on what I am and can do even when the
world isn't much with me. - Georgia O'Keeffe
Hudson River Potters - P.O. Box 1411, Scarsdale, New York 10583-9411

I think this quote really best describes the deeply personal and private connection that I feel in terms of
my ceramic explorations. I tend to stray from popular forms or trends. When I have a strong conviction of
the way I want to approach something there is little room for a detour.  I find inspiration from global
primitivism as well as a group of  select people from a variety of the arts. My forms often combine aspects
of various cultures making one feel a sense of familiarity as well as a vagueness of identity.