"It started with sugar. Then I got my hands on clay. I work the clay the same way I work sugar-paste and icing.. They're hand-built mostly porcelain.  I don't measure them. For instance,  when working on a series,  I give my best to one in hand hoping to "get it down".  I'll try to repeat what I liked (or didn't) like about it to the next one.. maybe this one - more perfect. Usually though, mid-stroke I'll re-think the silhouette or a gesture. Its kind of microscopic. I like to think that each piece has its own little life in a big picture of sameness. I think my (failed) attempts to codify classical forms mixed with a steady hand ,a love for symmetry, the rhythm of production, all that and being sort of impatient is where the action is for me."

BRAUN IS THE RECIPIENT OF THE GREENWICH HOUSE POTTERY'S 2017 ANNA SIOK AWARD FOR HAND-BUILDING.

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