My current work involves aspects of design, functionality, craft, and form. I make ceramic objects that are functional yet aligned with contemporary ceramic practice. I see a strong relationship between the power of an object and how it is represented in the home as well as its function in daily life. I navigate the fundamental relationship between pottery and furniture, and how its pairing further expands each material’s function. I often break the volume, plane, and line to shift the nature of how they are perceived. My work embraces the latent duality of functional objects as sculpture.
Luc Hammond-Thomas grew up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He received his BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2015. He currently works as a technician and instructor at Greenwich House Pottery. Hammond-Thomas focuses on functional pottery, sculpture and furniture.