Vasefinder Nationals 2009
Exhibitor 68

Jake Allee

Tyler, Texas, USA

Title: Quatrefoil Vase

Year of Creation: 2008

Glaze: Soda fired oxides sprayed

Clay Body: White stoneware

Dimensions: Height 9 inches, Width 9.5 inches

Artist's Statement: The majority of my current work is within the parameters of functional ware. I employ the ideas of the Gestaltist to arrange and rearrange the vocabulary of formal elements I have developed over the years. I view my forms and textures as a bit of a scrabble game, arrangement and order create meaning; the possibilities are infinite. The only trick to the game is spelling out the concept of utility. 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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