C'EST BON . CLAY & CLOTH is the work of Cassie Brown, an artist who has created decorative objects and textiles for 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 exploration into functional and sculptural artworks out of her backyard studio in Oakland and The Potter’s Studio in Berkeley. Find her work at West Coast Craft, as an emerging artist at American Craft Show, and in Bay Area shops and galleries like Gravel and Gold, Interface Gallery, and Jenny Lemons.
ABOUT THE WORK: My work is centered on essential materials, archetypal shapes, and basic geometries 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 been thinking about an intuitive or childlike experience of the physical world: grasping the laws of light and shadow via the object, capturing time through movement and stasis, and imagining new spaces, distorted in perspective and scale.