As I am observing my ceramic work evolve through the semesters, there is a constant attention given to the use of line within my forms. In past bodies of work, line has been applied through sharp angular trimming contrasting with smooth continuous curves.
In my current body of work I find the use of line within my forms but also now integrating it into my surface design. I am realizing that my brief studies in graphic design are surfacing through my interest in the graphic nature of the color blocking surface finishes.
The current colors within my glaze palette I developed last semester are loud and demand to be looked at. The demanding appearance is demonstrated through exaggerating and accentuating the form along with the alterations of each vessel. While these glazes are a starting point, I still have the intention of expanding my palette.
The latest direction I’ve taken within my altered forms is the incorporation of a visual play with balance and instability. As I am still experimenting with forms, glazes, and glaze application, I strive for a clean, overall mature set of thrown and altered vessels where form and surface collide.
Photos by Greg Stahly
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