Trisha Coates

Trisha Coates’ ceramic work engages the idea that memory is more fluid and impermanent than we are lead to believe.  She assembles slip-cast, rendered, and dipped objects into porcelain paintings and vessels that explore the creative act of remembering.  Her work is often dense with imagery and material that emerges and dissolves within each other to create hidden trails of the common and unlikely, the real and imagined.  Using the language of delicacy and walking the line between ephemeral and permanent, her work begins to tangibly present the act of searching and the attempt to preserve.

Even in this One Lifetime

If You Are the Morning Tide

Life Cycles

Small Turtle Shell Still Life

Small Turtle Shell Still Life

Still Life with Feet

Still Life in White

Memento Mori with Flower

Still Life in Flesh

Shoreline Growth

Cup with Flowers

Cup with Spoon

Filled Basket

The Day the Moon Snails Littered the Beach

Traces of History

Cup and Saucer

Still Life with Bowl and Lobster Shells