I invite you to put your prejudices aside about what you think porcelain should look like. It's not the little knick-knacks of your grandmother's. Kate MacDowell sculpts from porcelain and creates a stunningly surreal cross-road between humans and nature. She writes that: "In each case the union between man and nature is shown to be one of friction and discomfort with the disturbing implication that we too are vulnerable to being victimized by our destructive practices." When I browsed her website, some of her sculptures are indeed unsettling... but they are still so beautiful.