|Vasefinder International 2013|
Glen of Aherlow, County Tipperary, Ireland
Title: Handled Elliptical Vessel
Year of Creation: 2012
Glaze: Wood fired salt glaze
Clay Body: Stoneware
Dimensions: Height 13.78 inches, Width 9.06 inches
Artist's Statement: Wrapping, stacking, tension, calm: these are elements that I explore through my thrown and altered vessel forms. Their pattern and movement reflect the organic orderliness of my surrounding agricultural landscape their colors echo its pallette.
The work is salt fired to 1300 degrees Celsius in a wood-fueled kiln. This unpredictable firing technique seems to physically embed the landscape in my work. Each piece is both caressed and assaulted by the flame, ash and salt vapour moving through the kiln in the intense heat of the firing. Their surfaces are a record of this journey.
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