Altered and Closed Forms
On Display at Central Library, August 2013
This body of work represents my experimentation with forms made on the potter’s wheel and altering their forms in a variety of ways, such as cutting and reassembling, distorting the shape, or carving the surface. Several forms were closed all together. Some of the pieces maintain a functional characteristic, while others have taken on a sculptural demeanor with anthropomorphic overtones.
All works were fired to cone 10, which is approximately 2200 to 2300 degrees Fahrenheit. Most were fired in a reduction atmosphere in a gas fired kiln. A few were fired in a wood fired kiln that also had a salt chamber. The latter firings have a particular sheen and luster that can only be achieved with wood and salt firing.
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