Columbus artist, Carol Snyder, works in porcelain for its unique qualities as a clay body. Its whiteness and translucency can give the sense of texture and patterning without the addition of glaze color. This more minimal approach to her work compels her to consider how light itself will convey the patterns and textures in each piece. Snyder’s pieces are wheel thrown and hand carved. She is influenced by nature and the surrounding landscape. A vessel’s edge becomes the horizon line that can appear continuous or interrupted by the irregular tops of trees. Great emphasis is placed upon the craftsmanship of each work, stressing the belief that, through the agency of great craftsmanship, the true beauty of form is revealed. The methods used to achieve these final pieces are lengthy and at times challenging, but, in the end, the work is not about a process or a glaze. They exist to express a sense: of quiet, of balance, of ties with the natural world.