July 29, 2013

Submission




I create unique sculptural vessels and objects from stoneware or porcelain. My work is an abstraction of my observations: texture and pattern in nature; the elusive movement of wind and sea; the draping, folding and stretching of fabric. I throw each form on the potters’ wheel and the “dance” begins as I carve and manipulate the clay, exploring and pushing the limits of the material. I use glaze simply to accent rather than overtake, creating tension in the contrast: matte and glossy, light and dark, inner and outer.

10 comments:

  1. beautiful, the last one looks like a piece of coral

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    1. Finally figured out how to respond to each comment! Thanks Linda!

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  2. I like your sculptures so much...they are the art side of pottery!

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    1. Thanks B. Finally figured out how to respond to each comment!

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  3. Judi- these have really come together.
    Any thoughts on how your body is holding up to the change in what you are doing? More stress on back or wrist?
    I know that this is some hard work and you are making it look effortless.

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    1. Ever since I started standing to throw... with the "Kristen Kieffer Mechanism " I built against the wall, it has definitely helped my back... Throwing is a little harder to accomplish on Large pieces... however... I believe it is worth it... And the next thing to purchase is a tall banding wheel so i stop crunching my neck when I carve...

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  4. Gorgeous, they look alive!

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    1. Why thanks!!! That is what I am going for...

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  5. I just checkout your website via Musing Mud, very nice, really enjoyed the slideshow.

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