Clare Wilkening (she/they) is a recent grad from Emily Carr University. The impulses and ideas for their work begin with a broad love for the natural world. Clare utilizes ceramic forms to evoke, narrate, and respond to specific places and ecological issues. Clare chooses to work primarily in ceramics because of the material’s direct connection to the ground, which has inherent power and meaning. Clay is a material that can be a bridge between the topic of their work, the object that is the work, and the substrate of our existence. We are all subjects of the ground, and the ground is subjected to all of us.