Archive for functional

Shane Silva

Title:  Clear Flower Bowl

Size:  3″h x 6″dia

Price:  $60

Shane Silva

Monique Rivera

Title:  Ancient Flower

Size:  5″h x 4″w x 4″d

Light and Shadow:  My piece fits into the show because of the way light reflects strongly off its brilliant white surface, while the underglaze creates shadows in the design.

Price:  $40

Monique Rivera

Drita Choy

Title:  Saint Francis

Size:  50″h x 30″w x 20″d

Price:  $500

More about my work:  www.facebook.com/dritaspottery/

Drita Choy

Kathyrne Cyman

Title:  Set: White Mesa

Size:  2″h x 6″w x 1″d

Light and Shadow:  The reformed edge casts a shadow on the flatness of the plate.

Price:  $150

Statement:  I’m attracted to the connection of the past when creating in the present, within this creative process. I hope my works are held and that feeling is conveyed through use.

 

More about my work:  Facebook: Kathryne Cyman

Kathy Cyman

Shelby Montoya

Title:  Midnight Toast – True Porcelain Sake Set

Size:  7″h x 7″w x 7″d

Light and Shadow:  True porcelain is opaque; shadows can be seen through the surface of clay.

Price:  $120

Statement:  Porcelain is my medium of choice; the clay body is like no other. True porcelain is soft and challenging to throw with, yet stronger than other clay bodies. I enjoy the process of throwing, shaping, and trimming the clay into a functional art form that is unique in the southwest. I take inspiration from pieces being created across the world in Japan. Once porcelain is fired it is opaque; shadows can be seen through the surface of clay. With a dark glaze I depart from traditional porcelain decoration and take away the transparency of the clay, creating work only visible in the light.

Shelby Montoya

Barbara Campbell #2

Title:  Flared Vessel

Size:  12″h x 12″d

Light and Shadow:  The carvings and pressings that I do create texture. To highlight I rub iron into the carving to pop the relief work creating light and shadow.

Price:  $385

Statement:  Having spent a lifetime working as a professional potter doing mostly functional work, I am now enjoying a time of play and experimentation. I enjoy interpreting the varying landscapes of the Southwest and translating them into clay objects. I am also working with shapes and alternative firing techniques. In the summer months I teach classes at the Ghost Ranch near Abiquiu, NM and I enjoy introducing my students to new ways to play with earth, water and fire.

More about my work:  stonewareartifacts.com

Barbara Campbell

Barbara Campbell #1

Title:  Carved Vessel

Size:  12″h x 12″w x 12″d

Light and Shadow:  The carvings and pressings that I do create texture. To highlight I rub iron into the carving to pop the relief work creating light and shadow.

Price:  TBD

Statement:  Having spent a lifetime working as a professional potter doing mostly functional work, I am now enjoying a time of play and experimentation. I enjoy interpreting the varying landscapes of the Southwest and translating them into clay objects. I am also working with shapes and alternative firing techniques. In the summer months I teach classes at the Ghost Ranch near Abiquiu, NM and I enjoy introducing my students to new ways to play with earth, water and fire.

More about my work:  stonewareartifacts.com

Barbara Campbell

Phil Green #2

Title:  The Time Machine

Size:  20″h x 17″w x 2″d

Light and Shadow:  It takes a Time Machine to let you know whether your part of the globe is in light or shadow. This one can expand this awareness to two more regions of the earth.

Price:  $475

Statement:  Phil Green began his pottery interest as a hobby about 1998. His intrigue with Raku firing began early. As he worked with pots and hand-built pieces, he began seeing the possibilities when raku glazes were mixed with conventional color glazes. When he made his first clock, he got hooked. These unique ceramic clocks are hand-carved in slabs of clay and then Raku fired. The flashing, followed by a smothering and smoldering process, produces iridescent patinas.

He has been making clocks and showing them in galleries and art shows since 2004. In the Albuquerque area his work is in Amapola Gallery on the Old Town Plaza. He also shows in Conley Pottery in Madrid south of Santa Fe. He has been in several art shows including New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair, Weem’s International Artfest, and the Vail Art Fair.

More about my work:  www.rakuroundtheclock.com

Phil Green

PattyMara Gourley

Title:  White Buffalo Calf Cremation Urn

Size:  9″h x 7″d

Light and Shadow:

Cremation urns are needed when our grief takes us to the shadowland of loss and a loneliness. A beautiful urn gives us a vessel to hold the ashes of our loved one. It brings comfort to a dark time. A white mica urn shines with a thousand mica stars, bringing light to the dark pathways of grief.

Light: White mica clay burnished to shine. White Buffalo Calf, miracle baby of prophesy, born in the dark days to bring hope.
Shadow: Black fire clouds, smoke markings from the final wood firing; a black feathered wing wrapping around the white vessel.

Price:  $275

Statement:  I have been a potter for almost fifty years. I throw micaceous clay on my potter’s wheel in Pilar, New Mexico. I make custom cremation urns for my customers, who come to my shop online after a death has entered their lives. Occasionally someone orders an urn for the future, but mostly my customers are deeply immersed in Grief. I interact with them with tenderness, and help them navigate the decisions for size and design with care. This feels like a vocation to me. I also make mica cookpots, blessing bowls and shrines, but urns are my favorite. I also love to fish the rivers of New Mexico.

More about my work:  www.pattymara.etsy.com

Patty Mara Gourley

Mary Gonzales

Title:  Crying Pansies

Size:  7″h x 5″w x 5″d

Light and Shadow:  Light and shadow are integral to the Crying Pansies jar, both physically and conceptually. The shadows of deep carving and undercutting of the petals creates depth and movement. Each pansy’s center is pierced to allow glaze to pour down each flower, creating wet, bright drips of blue and yellow, atop the deep earth red and dark night blue that covers the jar’s carved surface. The clear glaze creates windows for light to pass through, into the shaded interior. In the way that light and shadow can contrast as well as parallel one another, this jar is a culmination of my past, growing on a flower farm, and my future with Art.

Price:  NFS

Statement:  My art has a tendency to come from my fears of failure, romanticism of my past, and fantasies and frustrations about the future. My studio practice is an ever-evolving and sometimes maddening experience. My deepest love is in clay. Everything about the material, from the gooey pudding-like slip that covers my hands as I throw, to the (occasionally malicious) magic that takes place within the kiln. The material’s willingness to take on any form, texture, color, and purpose allows for continuous exploration in the studio; and the ability to hone skills and ideas through variation of repetition, whether subtle or drastic.

More about my work:  maryalicegonzales.com

Mary Gonzales

Jessica Penrod #1

Title:  Aspens

Size:  15″h x 7″w x 7″d

Light and Shadow:  The smoky effect of the Shino glaze gives it a shadowed atmosphere and the values in the trees show which direction a light source may be coming from. Aspen trees play with the idea of light and shadow and the colors of their trunks are black and white.

Price:   $315

Statement:  Originally a two-dimensional artist practicing painting and drawing, I found clay while I was attending college and soon changed my emphasis. I was taught how to throw with stoneware and after two years, I learned how to throw True Porcelain with a technique developed in Arita Japan. I am inspired by objects that we use everyday and find beauty in handmade, functional art. The surfaces of my work are decorated with images inspired by nature in the area that I grew up: a small town in Arizona called Pinetop. I love being able to use the clay as a surface for my paintings on pieces that I have made as well as collaborations with other artists.

Jessica Penrod

Jessica Penrod #2

Title:  Santa Fe Smoke Cups

Size:  3″h x 3″w x 3″d

Light and Shadow:  The surface of porcelain is normally white and pure. In the soda firing the clay traps carbon and creates a smoky greyish or even black look. With no glaze on the surface to determine color and having been placed in different places around the kiln, there is variation in how much carbon is seen on the surface.

Adding shadow and texture to something that is normally viewed as light and delicate can make it more inviting with less fear of damaging the piece.

Price:  NFS

Statement:  Originally a two-dimensional artist practicing painting and drawing, I found clay while I was attending college and soon changed my emphasis. I was taught how to throw with stoneware and after two years, I learned how to throw True Porcelain with a technique developed in Arita Japan. I am inspired by objects that we use everyday and find beauty in handmade, functional art. The surfaces of my work are decorated with images inspired by nature in the area that I grew up: a small town in Arizona called Pinetop. I love being able to use the clay as a surface for my paintings on pieces that I have made as well as collaborations with other artists.

Jessica Penrod, 2017 Arita porcelain award for Beauty, Quality and Functionality

Jacquita Beddo #2

Title:  Spirit

Size:  36″h x 12″w x 7″d

Light and Shadow:  This piece is my kachina, which is a Hopi word for “spirit.” If you grew up in New Mexico, like I did, you know that a kachina can represent anything in the cosmos – even a concept. My kachina is about growing up in New Mexico and being steeped in its culture. It’s full of symbols and even hints at the animals that were part of my world. The theme of this show is light and shadow. To me, the “light” is all the things that people think of as magical about New Mexico, and the “shadow” is how many new comers to New Mexico reject so much of the culture that made it this wonderful place they are so drawn to.

Price:  $1850

Statement:  I am involved with several different medias, but I love clay. The transformative power of the firing process is the kicker for me.  I’m still amazed that the dried mud that went into the kiln comes out the other side as something solid and substantial. Kilns, both old school and new technology, intrigue me. My family likes to tease that I have a kiln habit.

Figurative sculpture makes up the majority of my work, but organic shapes also really appeal to me. Another thing that gets me going is making things that people use, so I also do some functional ware. My hope in that endeavor is to make pieces that will be treasured. I especially like to make square plates, bowls, and platters.

Jacquita Beddo

Jacquita Beddo #1

Title:  Corazanna

Size:  25″h x 12″w x 7″d

Light and Shadow:  The name Corazanna means “heart.” This piece is about my struggle with light and the shadow in my own heart. It speaks about the clash between what I know to be true in my own heart and what the world around me thinks is true. I wanted to visually talk about what it feels like to be caught in this battle between these two worlds, without light there would be no shadow.

Price:  $1230

StatementI am involved with several different medias, but I love clay. The transformative power of the firing process is the kicker for me.  I’m still amazed that the dried mud that went into the kiln comes out the other side as something solid and substantial. Kilns, both old school and new technology, intrigue me. My family likes to tease that I have a kiln habit.

Figurative sculpture makes up the majority of my work, but organic shapes also really appeal to me. Another thing that gets me going is making things that people use, so I also do some functional ware. My hope in that endeavor is to make pieces that will be treasured. I especially like to make square plates, bowls, and platters.

Jacquita Beddo

Ginny Zipperer

Title:  4 Windows

Size:  18″h x 14″w x 5″d

Light and Shadow:  This is a bas relief wall sculpture. Bas Relief, by its nature, relies on the play of light & shadow to define the image laid out in the material being used. The theme of this piece is architectural, consisting of 2 building faces connected by an archway. There is a walkway between the buildings that leads into the space beyond the buildings. The faces of the buildings are painted gold, reflecting light. the windows & door, leading to the interior of the buildings & the space beyond, are in shadow. The shadows have the effect of inviting the viewer to venture beyond the light into the shadows to explore what might be discovered there.

Price:  $450

Statement:  I have worked in clay most of my adult life. For most of my career I produced wheel thrown functional and decorative work. I started doing sculptural work after participating in several large community based mural projects. I liked the narrative aspect they offered. In 2010 I had an image I wanted to do in mural form and after I produced that piece I just kept going. While I still do some functional work, my focus is on the bas relief wall sculptures.

My imagery is often inspired by song lyrics, phrases from literature or spoken word, as well as the work of other artists. I keep a binder full of these ‘prompts’ and use them as jumping off points. Often of course, the piece goes in a completely different direction than what I intended. It is one of the exciting things about producing art, the mystery of how a piece evolves and has its own life, independent of my intentions.

Ginny Zipperer

Cirrelda Snider-Bryan #1

Title:  Untitled

Size: 8″h x 6″w x 1/2″d

Light and Shadow:  Thumb prints joining slab swatches catch light and create shadow.

Price:  $140

Statement:  Cone 5-fired Ochre clay and Duncan underglaze. Texture, slab, press-tiles, leftover pieces from tile-making, drawing, commercial glazes, oxides, illustration – these elements form backbone of my process with clay, continuous since my first clay class at Philbrook Art Center in Tulsa at age 10. Documenting everyday relationships continues to inform my process – whether in the yard, on the road, on the horizon.

More about my work:  www.colorofsand.wordpress.com/

Cirrelda Snider-Bryan

Cirrelda Snider-Bryan #2

Title:  Morning Glory

Size:  7″h x 7″w

Light and Shadow:  Textured tile catches light, shows shadow of this morning-blooming flower.

Price:   $75

Statement:  Cone 5-fired Ochre clay and Duncan underglaze. Texture, slab, press-tiles, leftover pieces from tile-making, drawing, commercial glazes, oxides, illustration – these elements form backbone of my process with clay, continuous since my first clay class at Philbrook Art Center in Tulsa at age 10. Documenting everyday relationships continues to inform my process – whether in the yard, on the road, on the horizon.

More about my work:  www.colorofsand.wordpress.com/

Cirrelda Snider-Bryan

Chris Casey

Title:  Thirst

Size:  10″h x 7″w x 7″d

Light and Shadow:  Thirst is a celebration of the desert sun.

Price:   $345

Statement:  I’ve always been fascinated by the transformation of a lump of clay into a ceramic object. The essence of a piece can stay the same while almost every other characteristic, its color, size, weight, texture, etc. all change throughout the process. That unpredictable and ever-changing quality keeps the medium fresh and exciting for me. I also tap into that somewhat chaotic side of things by making use of color and improvised abstract designs. These elements have no concrete meaning in and of themselves but can nudge the mind in different directions. I enjoy hearing the explanations viewers come up with while attempting to make sense of my work as I often wonder about the objects myself.

More about my work:  www.chriscaseyart.com

Chris Casey

Michael Thornton #2

Title:  Faceted Tokkuri

Size:  9″h x 3″d

Light and Shadow:  The travel of the flames and ashes within the wood firing leaves telling traces along its’ path. The clay forms’ leading edges, bearing the brunt of the flame’s draft contrast with the leeward shadows, resulting in a random drama of transmuted surfaces and colors.

Price:   $300

Statement:

Michael Ray Thornton is a master potter and art teacher whose work expresses his affinity with Oriental pottery traditions and aesthetics. He has studied his art for over 30 years in America and Japan with such ceramics masters as John Takehara, Jim Srubek, Manji Inoue and Ko Inoguchi. From the painstaking craftsmanship demanded by the Arita porcelain technique, to the wabi-sabi aesthetic of stoneware tea ceremony vessels, and the seductive depth of a classic celadon glaze, Michael finds a well of knowledge and inspiration in the ceramic traditions of Japan, China and Korea. He draws from these traditions liberally as he expresses his own creative vision in clay.

Michael’ work is in public and private collections around the globe.

From:  Albuquerque

Michael Thornton

Michael Thornton #1

Title:  Kirinuki Tokkuri

Size:  9″h x 4″d

Light and Shadow:  The travel of the flames and ashes within the wood firing leaves telling traces along its’ path. The clay forms’ leading edges, bearing the brunt of the flame’s draft contrast with the leeward shadows, resulting in a random drama of transmuted surfaces and colors.

Price:  $300

Statement:  Michael Ray Thornton is a master potter and art teacher whose work expresses his affinity with Oriental pottery traditions and aesthetics. He has studied his art for over 30 years in America and Japan with such ceramics masters as John Takehara, Jim Srubek, Manji Inoue and Ko Inoguchi. From the painstaking craftsmanship demanded by the Arita porcelain technique, to the wabi-sabi aesthetic of stoneware tea ceremony vessels, and the seductive depth of a classic celadon glaze, Michael finds a well of knowledge and inspiration in the ceramic traditions of Japan, China and Korea. He draws from these traditions liberally as he expresses his own creative vision in clay.

Michael’ work is in public and private collections around the globe.

Michael Thornton, 2017 Award of Merit

Marilu Tejero #2

Title:  Wood Fired Box

Size: 10″h x 7″w x 4″d

Light and Shadow:   Wood firing never ceased to amaze me.  The expectation raised by the dream of the finished pieces. The preparation of the fire wood, the selection, chopping, careful storage. Crews commitment and division of labour.
The joy of feeding the live fire and giving generously very long and exhausting hours, to see the birth of ash covered, kissed by the flames new treasures.  My soul will always long for the wood fired ceramics.

Price:  $180

Statement:  I aspired to create a body of work that had a strong South American feeling with archeological qualities.  To achieve this, I invented a culture called “PIMACHI”. which has an “archeological site”.  It is here where I “find” my sculptures.   I am inspired in childhood memories, the environment where I was born, a strong awareness of the tremendous wealth of the American cultures.  Visions of ancient temples, weathered walls with lichen and fungii growth, distorting the once beautiful designs on bright and earthy colours.

Marilu Tejero

Margaret Towne #2

Title:  Sci-fi Warrior

Size:  14″h x 12″w x 10″d

Light and Shadow:  Future warrior after the inevitable chaos.

Price:  $900

Statement:  I have been “doing clay” since I was 19 years old. I am now 66 years old. I recently retired from teaching ceramics,sculpture and art history for over 30 years to adults and kids. I am happily settling into the Abiquiu area and working in my studio. I am firing at a low temperature for all of my work. Red clay…. all the way… for the most part! My working focus rotates between pottery wheel work, coil built figures and vessels and slab serving dishes. For me, It is extremely important to work with my hands. I hope to continue doing it for a very long time.

Margaret Towne

Margaret Towne #1

Title:  Buddha Boy

Size:  16″h x 23″w x 7″d

Light and Shadow:  A personification of peace, light and meditation.

Price:  $1200

Statement:  I have been “doing clay” since I was 19 years old. I am now 66 years old. I recently retired from teaching ceramics,sculpture and art history for over 30 years to adults and kids. I am happily settling into the Abiquiu area and working in my studio. I am firing at a low temperature for all of my work. Red clay…. all the way… for the most part! My working focus rotates between pottery wheel work, coil built figures and vessels and slab serving dishes. For me, It is extremely important to work with my hands. I hope to continue doing it for a very long time.

Margaret Towne

Lisa McEneaney

Title:  Cat Bowl

Size:  3″h x 11″w x 11″d

Light and Shadow:  Variations in the glaze and the painting give the cat depth, creating shadow.

Price:  $80 SOLD 

Statement:  Clay is relatively new in my life, but it has enabled me to combine some of the things that are most important to me. As a child I painted and drew, most often animals and children. Then, life got serious and my love of animals led me to veterinary medicine. With retirement, I discovered Santa Fe, and rediscovered my love of painting and drawing when I found clay. I find nothing more satisfying than the feel of the clay as I make or throw a piece, and the drawing and painting on the piece as I decorate and glaze.

Lisa McEneaney

Kathy Stephenson #2

Title:  Blossom

Size:  8″h x 9″d

Light and Shadow:  Shows these two characteristics.

Price:  $75

Statement:

 

More about my work:

Kathy Stephenson

Kathy Stephenson #1

Title:  Elegance

Size:  12″h x 7″d

Light and Shadow:  I think porcelain naturally reflects light and shadow with ease.

Price:  $75

Statement:

 

More about my work:

Kathy Stephenson

Judith Richey

Title:  White or Black Beans

Size:  10″h x 7″d

Light and Shadow:  I love to cook, and when I work in the studio, I create pieces That I hope people will enjoy in their homes. I did not make this casserole to fit into the theme of the show but rather to be a vessel that will be filled with something delicious. Perhaps a savory pot of beans, white or black, your choice.

Price:  NFS

Statement: I began my journey in clay in 1972 at the De Young Museum Art School in San Francisco. My work developed with a definite influence from an Eastern Esthetic, as my first teacher, David Fugiama, instilled in me a careful attention to form, balance, special finishing details, glaze application, and firing.
My goal has always been to create pieces that people will enjoy and use often in their homes. My work is wheel thrown and hand built and I work both in stoneware and porcelain clays, and I especially enjoy carving designs into the clay. I fire in a gas kiln in both oxidation and reduction environments.
Although I am not currently represented by any gallery, I offer my work through my website and directly at my studio.
My studio is located in a beautiful setting in the Mountains east of Albuquerque, where I enjoy watching the weather change over the San Pedro and Ortiz mountains, and the many songbirds and cottontails that live beneath the piñon trees in my backyard, and the coyotes who visit often. This special place has been an inspiration for the pieces that I create.
Clay is a wonderful medium, perfect in every way for many uses and forms of expression. It is also one of the most enduring art forms in any culture. When I think of the many functional pieces that I have created during all these years, and visit with people who have been using them, I am pleased to have made something useful and lasting that they truly enjoy.

More about my work:  http://www.djrichey.com/

Judith Richey

Jennifer Lowell

Title:  Round Trip

Size:  3″h x 14″d

Light and Shadow:

Dusk is a particularly exquisite time of the day. The clouds take on a distinct light, that surrounds us and colors the sky. Swallows come out from the shadows of porch eaves and muddy nests, their tiny bodies dart around so beautifully. I have always been mesmerized by this early evening nature poem.

Price:  $128

Statement:  I love clay, from porcelain whites to deep reds and browns. I love it all. Since I am not able to truly devote myself to being a ceramic artist with the time I would like to, I feel as though I am preparing myself for my next life!!!  My inspiration comes from the same forces that seem to inspire most artists, the sublime beauty of nature. The patterns, the colors, the textures and the light. Our earth is the divine mother of such exquisiteness that to be alive is to be in love with her. I learned to throw in Spain from a master potter and continue to be enamored of the wheel. I also enjoy sculpting and hand-building with its very different clay experience. I enjoy wood and soda firings and the enriching experiences clay continues to provide.

More about my work:

Jennifer Lowell

Frank Willett #2

Title:  Glove Form

Size:  10″h x 10″d

Light and Shadow:  Shadow inside, Light outside.

Price:  $375

Statement:  In these days of richly enhanced communication we have the opportunity to experience the popular and easy ways of seeing things from varied sources, prehistoric to contemporary and worldwide. Now we have a tremendous vocabulary of forms and decorative treatments for design ideas. There seem to be no rules or prescriptions for creativity at present, so the artist and craftsman has an open formats for the invention of a new and unseen direction or a recombination of defined patterns. The pieces I make from clay are intended to have a pleasant presence in any setting and be functional.

More about my work:  www.willettbaldingerceramics.com

Frank Willett, 2017 Special Juror Award

Frank Willett #1

Title:  Bowl

Size: 4″h x 16″d

Light and Shadow:  Dark and light contrasting: “Darkness” on the rim, “lightness” interior.

Price:  $350

Statement:  In these days of richly enhanced communication we have the opportunity to experience the popular and easy ways of seeing things from varied sources, prehistoric to contemporary and worldwide. Now we have a tremendous vocabulary of forms and decorative treatments for design ideas. There seem to be no rules or prescriptions for creativity at present, so the artist and craftsman has an open formats for the invention of a new and unseen direction or a recombination of defined patterns. The pieces I make from clay are intended to have a pleasant presence in any setting and be functional.

More about my work: https://www.willettbaldinger.com/

Frank Willett

Cheryl Hoaglund

Title:  Canyonscape

Size:  12″h x 6″w x 5″d

Light and Shadow:

Around and between the canyon cliffs we find the play of light and shadow as the sun or moon moves across the sky. The images cast by these canyon formations change dramatically with the passage of time, particularly interior spaces. With shifting time, we are not sure if we are indeed looking at the same rock formations.

Price:  $80

Statement:

Any day I can work with clay is a good day! Pots in the home have a special place as we interact with them daily. Our food memories are some of the strongest memories in life and special cups, plates, bowls, teapots and covered jars enhance those memories. I continue to experiment with new materials and techniques in a quest to keep my work lively and well-crafted.

In recent work, I have been exploring the esthetics of the Art Nouveau period with its emphasis on geometric, repetitive and stylized lines. The architecture of that period, both outside and inside buildings is something I find refreshingly clean and pleasing. Fired in a soda kiln, the flames are able to play around the outside surfaces of these thrown and faceted pots to give a variety of patterns, colors and highlights.

Cheryl Hoaglund

Karin N Bergh #2

Title:  Two Hens and Three Eggs

Size: 1.25″h x 10″d

Light and Shadow:  I am focusing on how light and shadow play on the surface of this decorative (and functional) serving plate. Using techniques like incising, raised slip trailing and brushwork give the illusion of the hens parading through a grassy yard.
Hand thrown stoneware, reduction fired at ^ 10.

Price:  $85

Statement:  Karin has been making ceramics for over thirty years. Self-taught in the beginning, she then became an apprentice to Wilhelm and Elly Kuch in Germany, completing a three year program and receiving a certificate from the German Ceramics Guild. She spent many years traveling and working in Germany, Switzerland and Sweden and is fluent in several languages.

In her Santa Fe studio, Karin works in a variety of clay and glazing techniques, including hand painted majolica.

More about my work:  www.knbpottery.com

Karin N. Bergh

Karin N Bergh #1

Many Fishes in the Sea

Size:  1.25″ x 10″ d

Light and Shadow:  I am focusing on how light and shadow play on the surface of this decorative (and functional) serving plate. Using techniques like incising, raised slip trailing and brushwork together give the illusion of many fish swimming out of the shadowy sea and into the sun. Hand thrown stoneware, reduction fired to ^10.

Price:  $85

Statement:  I find that there is nothing more satisfying than to make a cup or bowl that fits well in the hand – as well as in the dishwasher, the oven or on the dinner table.

My inspiration comes from the places I have lived: Germany, Sweden and Santa Fe. My grandmother and mother, both from Santa Fe, had exquisite taste in decorating and entertaining; they brought me up in a home filled with color, intriguing textiles and tableware. I like to think that these two women’s eclectic and artistic talents rubbed off on me.

More about my work:  www.knbpottery.com

Karin N Bergh