carnevale clay’s designs are inspired by functional objects that have been present throughout history: a plate, a spoon, a water jug–items that are timeless, clean and simple. As she travelled throughout the Mediterranean as a child, Anne Carnevale became exposed to the world of the handmade. The region’s architecture and artifacts awakened an artistic sensibility that has shaped her life and work.
Anne creates sculptural vessels like the human figure–unique, one of a kind, changing from every viewpoint. These pieces are made to be held and used, to enhance life’s everyday moments. The vessels are coil hand built, a technique dating back to antiquity that predates throwing on a wheel. Anne believes that the simplicity of artistically building by hand stands out in a world striving toward mathematical perfection–where the human imprint or creative moment is often hidden or lost. For Anne it is the imperfect line and the off-centered objects which are art.