Vasefinder International 2011
Exhibitor 42

Karl Beamer

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, USA


Year of Creation: 2009

Glaze: None

Clay Body: Stoneware, proto porcelain

Dimensions: Height 25 inches, Width 11 inches

Artist's Statement: My ceramic works are extensions of vessel traditions. I live and work intuitively, knowing that I have every opportunity to develop the sculptural ideas for gesture that I favor. Discipline and control are important, but at the same time I'm willing to collaborate with the power of nature using water, earth, fire, gravity and centrifugal force, as elements surely assertive in the outcome. And so works are begun as formal symmetrical forms, but finished as bent, stretched, poked, pulled and handled for life. The intention is for the work to have personal markings, suggesting movement. Movement provokes journey. One's Journey can begin anywhere, go anywhere and have personal resolution. It's life.

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