Vasefinder Nationals 2009
Exhibitor 42

Joe Bruhin

Fox, Arkansas, USA

Title: NIYAZ

Year of Creation: 2007

Glaze: Natural ash glaze

Clay Body: Semi-porcelain

Dimensions: Height 10 inches, Width 10 inches

Artist's Statement: Making pottery for me is a vehicle for spiritual growth. By opening myself, allowing spirit to enter and by acting spontaneously, pots are born. The aim is to communicate with the eventual owner, producing an aesthetic experience that will have transcending qualities.

Wood firing is the best way for me to achieve these goals. As too much control removes spirit, the element of chance here becomes a positive. By being in harmony with the elements of nature the pot becomes a sacrificial offering, surrendered to the flames and reborn. It aspires toward the ideals of timeless beauty and magic.

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