Grounded in functionality and design, I make useable objects that are quiet and simple which all but go unnoticed. Repetition compliments the honesty of skill and craft but allows for a development of new ideas. I work slowly to produce clean forms and lines but then add hints of imperfection to give both the personality of the handmade and also to allow a moment to pause and admire.
Playing with line creates subtle elements of designs from landscapes and architecture. This creates a movement that brings us closer to the object outside of its utility. Decoration and adornment are kept minimal while still allowing an elegant style that embraces its function for daily life.
My pots are to use and to look at. The ideas of the Arts and Crafts movement as well as Mid-Century Modern Design guide my hand with the importance of craftsmanship and also leave me with a calming feeling that I hope is reflected in my work.
Bianka Groves is a potter in Santa Fe & her work is represented all across the United States. When she’s not making pots out of her home studio in Santa Fe, you can find her teaching ceramic classes or out hiking in the desert with her dogs.
Bianka Groves' work is simple and calm; it is intended to add balance to a fast-paced world. There is a bold contrast between the white of the porcelain and the incised black lines, but her sense of touch is very delicate. Each piece shows Groves’ hand at play.