C'EST BON . CLAY & CLOTH is the work of Cassie Brown, an artist who has created textiles, oversized crocheted toys, and decorative objects for designers like Jonathan Adler, DwellStudio, and Zak & Fox in NYC. When she moved to the Bay Area in 2013, clay captured her attention as a form of play and a means of discovery. Cassie employs a variety of materials and techniques and continues her practice-led exploration into functional and sculptural ceramics. She currently works out of her backyard shed in Oakland and room 201 at 1890 Bryant Street in San Francisco.
ABOUT THE WORK
My work is centered on essential materials, archetypal shapes, and basic geometries that are softened by time, use, and environment. I’m interested in items uncovered at archaeological digs, washed up on beaches, buried in landfills, and locked inside tombs – sites which archive the life of objects and the people who use them. Lately I’ve also been thinking about an intuitive or childlike experience of the physical world: trying to grasp the laws of light and shadow via the object, trying to capture time through movement and stasis, and trying to imagine new spaces, distorted in perspective and scale.