Vasefinder International 2011
Exhibitor 93

AJ Argentina

Roswell, Georgia, USA

Title: Stacked Vase

Year of Creation: 2010

Glaze: Reduction fired cone 10, titanium matte and copper glazes

Clay Body: B-Mix

Dimensions: Height 14 inches, Width 7.5 inches

Artist's Statement: Working within a functional format, I am informed by the rich history of ceramics. At their best, my pots reflect upon these vast traditions and add an interesting layer. I strive for my forms to transcend their utilitarian boundaries and to function equally as sculptural elements. My interests are rooted in formal composition, surface, and craftsmanship as well as utility, and for the combination of these elements to create a dialogue between maker, user, and object.

Form remains primary in my exploration of functional wares, but I am constantly excited about finding balance between shape, function, and surface. Passion and inquisitiveness lead each pot I make to inform the next. The new and exciting information gained from each kiln load influences the subtle changes subsequent groups of wares. This slow but constant evolution allows for an infinite number of conclusions. My ultimate goal is to find a resolution that has a strong visual presence and emotive impact on the user.

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