Today I came across the beautiful work of Deborah Sigel. She combines steel rods and Egyptian paste to create her suspended sculptural pieces. There is a post on Ceramic Arts Daily that documents her interesting process. I think the most evocative part of her work is how she takes advantage of the interaction between the two materials. I love the way that the metal rods and pods curve downwards during firing and how the shrinking clay cracks to form an organic pattern.