When you look at Travis Berning's pottery you can almost feel his life coming through in every facet of his art. His childhood on a farm in Western Kansas made him love the combination of hands-on physicality and sensitivity to nature that is so evident in the strong forms of his pots. Travis focused on developing technical abilities and originality as well as on the functional aspects of the pots. Striving to create something unique of his own, he began experimenting with leaves as design elements. Consequently the leaf images on the pieces reflect Travis' connection to and love for the natural world. One that continues to evolve through his love of nature.
Pottery Inlaid with Handpainted Leaves