Visions In Clay 2020
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Just what am I making? If I were decidedly effective in my artistic endeavors through action and energy I’d arrive at a sensation of elemental power. The twenty-first century in America, there are so many choices! But are these choices always clear? I seem to find myself meandering off into symbolic meaning, metaphysical speculation, technical tribulations, and contemplative moods. As soon as I answer one question and solve a problem another three or five invariably show up. What I want is a smile on the face, a twinkle in the eye, a healthy glow in the gut, and maybe even a friend to confide in. If I don’t have these things, I’ve decided to make them. Much of my current work seems to explore boundaries; when does the positive connotation of universal optimism morph into the over the top proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free to engage in the addiction and fixation on the pursuit of more consumable short term solutions? Whatever you’ve got, I want, if only for a little whilewas named an Emerging Artist in Ceramics Monthly magazine.
Fu Manchu vs. Donegal
Earthenware, slab built with sgraffito imagery, electric fired to cone 05 with slips, stains, and glazes.
Dimensions = A pair, each approximately 10.5 ” x 11” x 5 ”
Donegal vs. Fu Manchu
Earthenware, thrown, top on bottles with brushwork imagery, electric fired to cone 05 with slips, stains, and glazes.
Dimensions = A pair, each approximately 9” X 4 ½ ” X 3 ”