Valerie Walchek

It is hope which allows us to see the invisible and enables us to achieve the impossible. I explore how our perceptions can be intruded on and transformed despite the unchangeable  circumstances , transforming us, enabling us to see beauty where it isn't obvious . Hope changes everything.

Through the use of contrasting colors, patterns, textures, and materials, I use a variety of stoneware bodies to explore how perception can be transformed , functional forms are deliberately chosen to best facilitate this idea. 

The juxtaposition of the organic beauty in nature with the formal constrainst of architecture inform and guide my art , as does finding ways to incorporate the genious ancient designs with modern aesthetics, these remain at the core of my work, trying together seemingly unconnected series.