My work is generally assembled of wheel thrown stoneware or porcelain clay parts, and is sometimes finished with steel rods or other parts. The process is spontaneous; the clay allows for a material centered approach in which the inherent qualities of the medium help in the aesthetic decision-making process.
The forms are intentionally organic, inspired by the shapes, textures and growth patterns found in nature, especially plant forms. It is also the human relationship, collection and consumption of these natural forms that informs the work in an attempt to create connections and groupings that combine a visual understanding of color, form and balance. There is a conversation among influence, material and process being carried out in the studio. The finished works are always sculptural and are sometimes reminiscent of the functional ceramic tradition.
Donna Namnoum lives and works in Canton, Connecticut and has exhibited her ceramic sculpture in solo exhibits locally and in group exhibitions throughout the country. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and artistís grants including grants from The Connecticut Commission on the Arts and The Greater Hartford Arts Council