Begun after a difficult season that caused me to rethink my artistic practice, these ceramic vessels are part of a new direction in my work experimenting with light, color, and perception. The minimal, rounded forms of these objects are so at odds with our rectilinear environment that they become an arresting, almost otherworldly presence. While the glazes blend, flow, and gradate to create a suggestion of space within the object, the highly polished surfaces warp and refract atmospheric light and shadow around them. When the viewer moves around the object, so does the light. Just as a photograph captures light on a two dimensional plane, these vessels give three-dimensional shape to light and color. The interplay between the properties of the object itself and the reflection of the object's environment asks us to be aware of both what and how we see: how we visually apprehend the world around us.