Three views of the same bowl titled Surrounded By Green, Sunset Moonrise.
Ceramic, 9.5″ diameter and about 2.5″ high
This bowl is part of a series of bowls I have been working on this year. Primarily a painter over the last few decades, I have been working in ceramics more and more lately. The images were initially carved into flat rubbery tiles. The carvings were then hand pressed into both sides of a flat wet clay slab. The clay slab was then draped over a plaster hump form. The excitement of making bowls has several aspects for me. Working with the earthy clay material is calming and grounding. I think about the relationship of the colors and imagery between the interior of the bowl and its outside, creating meaning. The carvings are kin to my drawings, under-glazing with the colors is like painting on a dimensional canvas. Glazing is always a surprise and the finished piece is tactile and satisfying to hold. The bowl can be functional, but even when it is empty, it is full.
I’ve spent the last few months working in the ceramic studio and getting ready for future shows.
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