Brooklyn, NY, USA
i often mis-take my
dreams for memories
Stoneware, glaze, stainless steel
Hayley Cranberry Small is a chronically ill ceramicist and urban planner based out of Brooklyn, New York. Her work explores relevant themes including the body, the sick/disabled experience, and the relationship between humans and their environment. Many of Hayley’s ceramic pieces represent the self abstractly, each work a synecdoche that highlights one part of her identity. These works examine physical bodily pain, the cost of being disabled in our society, and the associated emotional impact from both. These nods to illness are often juxtaposed with the delicate form and flow of each personified vessel, recognizing the body’s natural beauty and imperfections.