Vasefinder International 2014
Exhibitor 19

Jake Allee

Grand Junction, Colorado, USA

Title: Untitled

Year of Creation: 2013

Glaze: Salt

Clay Body: Cone 10 porcelain

Dimensions: Height 10 inches, Width 6.5 inches

Artist's Statement: I employ the ideas of the Gestaltist to arrange and rearrange the vocabulary of formal elements I have developed over the years that represent different elements of my life. I view my forms and textures as a bit of a scrabble game, arrangement and order create meaning; the possibilities are infinite. With this approach I construct vessel oriented objects with surface attributes that are designed to complement the act of firing as a transformative process that is unique to the time of execution. Once this is achieved I use the object for experimentation in the finished surface through firing. I am constantly referencing the formal attributes of historical movements in Fine Art and Craft to give my work a context for understanding by the viewer or user. My work is always a record of where I'm at in time and an expression of living life as an adventure!

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