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Chris’s path has consistently gravitated towards and found redemption in “making,” whether in Architecture School at Tulane where his attraction for physical form was explored in the sanctioned realm of cardboard models, or in the sun drenched playground for architects in the Arizona desert known as Arcosanti, a 


There is a subtle architectonic logic which pervades the artwork I make.  I think of this aesthetic as a sort of “organic tectonic”; a construction involving a language of natural forms, an assemblage of patterns associated with systems of phenomena which make up the fecund natural world.  Inspired by the life sciences, including the 


The natural world is often the source for my work, but the inspiration goes beyond simply translating this visual world. My technique is inspired by and akin to an actual physical process within the natural world which leads to fossils. The latin “fossus” translates “having been dug up,” and I similarly excavate my clay works from sediment. A fossil is 

Ceramics Monthly Article by Dori DeCamillis, November 2006

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