JEFF NIMEH

A River for Inspiration

'Line' is the predominant focus of my work.  Usually, I strive to create a symmetrical line from the foot to the lip of my decorative vessels.  These new forms explore the means of creating an asymmetrical vessel form, while producing a fluid line along the lip of the piece. The flow of water on the Kamogawa (river) in Kyoto reinforced this for me, and inspired the work below.  There are small waterfalls along the river, and just before the water breaks over the edge of each falls, the water is 'pulled' into a fast, curving, unbroken line.   The cobalt blue inlay line along the lip of the larger two vessels is a tribute to this beautiful and subtle attribute of the river.  The second image illustrates the water flow of the Kamogawa at twilight.