Ceramicist Eric Serritella’s “Book of Trees” mimic the look of birch with hand formed and carved clay. They pieces are, in short, magic.

Serritella began working with clay in 1996. It was a simple start, a hobby class opening a new creative outlet and ultimately a new profession. Soon after he opened Muddy Paws ™ Pottery, focusing on functional pottery production. Today, Serritella is 100% wedded to trompe l’oeill. The books are just an example. They force questioning of material and the nature of use.

Serritella’s lined up a busy exhibition schedule for 2010, so be sure to visit his site and see when the “Book of Trees” will land near your way.

Full books after the jump.

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