Finding Peace in Simplicity

When approaching one of Mansfield’s pieces one is subdued mentally and physically. There is an etheric quiet that exudes from her work, it is strong and quiet, unassuming and welcoming. It matches its maker. When talking about her work, Mansfield invites the listener to participate in her perceptions of not just the work but the surrounding context in which the work was made. Indeed, what qualifies a good pot and what qualifies a good life in which to use and appreciate a good pot? So too, her location important in forming her work and as her work goes from the place where it was made if brings her warmth of personality and embrace of foundation wherever it goes.