Being a texture and pattern junky, of course, There is a whole lot for me to love about her work. As a pattern junky, of course I love what is going on the surface. I like the hand-made-ness/finger marks on the body of the work, the somewhat inaccurate shapes, unusual handles on some pieces and the seemingly 'randomness' of the color placement. PERFECTION to me!
Ashley earned her BFA and MFA at Utah State and Indiana U-Bloomington respectively. There is a great page on her website illustrating her process. She forms her work, employs texture and pattern inlays with underglaze, sgraffito, paper stencils, line drawing, and of course, glaze. WOW! That is more steps than my work!
IN. LOVE. WITH. THIS. WORK!