Known for her book illustration, Judith Ernst also uses clay as a medium for artistic and spiritual expression. Starting from the vessel form, with its inside and outside and its traditional associations with archetypes such as creation, transformation, the body as a vessel for the soul, and fertility, she specializes in one-of-a-kind art pieces that evoke the natural world and its metaphysical reality.




Pieces that create a bio-geometry, a Jacob's Ladder leading not just up, but into a mysterious interior.


Featuring water both inside and outside, becoming metaphorically the Water of Life and the Infinite Ocean, symbolizing the continuum between creation and transcendence.


Judith Ernst has published two books, articles, and given a number of talks. You can access them here.