I love Willard's rich surface design... The patterns and colors are so graphic and expertly paired, and all the texture and patch-working reminds me of old quilts or Marimekko textiles (the artist is inspired by a variety of textile traditions). Sometimes pottery with that 'patchwork' feel can be kinda hokey, but not Willard's work. These pieces are relaxed and modern and so cheerful.
(images via Ferrin Gallery and artist's website)