Handmade, functional ceramics by Juana Gnecco. “I pay special attention to functionality and simplicity of form: pots are tools, vessels that bring nourishment. I believe that a good pot is one that works well, feels good, is well crafted, and which, in addition, transmits some spirit and liveliness from the potter to the user. I strive to create that kind of work. Most of my pieces start on the wheel as simple forms with straight sides, which I later alter off-the-wheel, stretching, paddling, and squeezing their final geometries. I enjoy leaving marks that reveal the process. I also like adding drawings or textures to the surface of the clay, creating varying depths for the glazes to recede and pool, while also creating a more personal layer of meaning.”