Molly Lithgo creates wheel-thrown and hand-built red earthenware pots that are delightfully decorated to imply a sense of home, whimsy, comfort, and nature. Trained in painting and drawing, she moves freely between two-dimensional, decorative expression and three-dimensional, functional design. In the end, her body of work represents a meeting of these two worlds. The work of Impressionist painters inspire Molly's use of imagery, color and mark-making, while the marks and linear quality of the German Expressionists influence her carving and sgraffito techniques. By altering the forms when they are wet, and layering them with color and imagery before bisque firing, she captures a sense of movement that mimics the swaying and bending forces of the natural world.
"I believe that handmade objects are vital to our daily lives. I make well-crafted ceramic art that forms a connection with people through functionality and aesthetic beauty." ~ Molly Lithgo, Greensboro NC