Costlow is inspired by the natural world and is a nature enthusiast – she loves spending time outdoors. This passion is demonstrated in her sculpture, which depicts anthropomorphic figures that shift subtly from animal to human forms. Clay is an attractive medium to the young artist due to its malleable nature, allowing Costlow to mold, shape and shift forms as she creates her sculptures. Costlow’s pieces have a certain seductive and surreal quality, and when viewing them it is easy to find yourself waking up in her world, where female figures morph into birds and lizards stand tall and walk instead of crawl. Costlow’s effortless facility in her medium is evidenced in the intricate details in her figures and bold colors produced in the raku firing process. She has created a fantastical world where reality and dreams converge. AMSET is honored to present Costlow’s ceramics in our café arts series.
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