Archive for vessel

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

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

Lee Akins #1

Title:  Bronze Bottle

Size:  11″h x 6″w x 6″d

Light and Shadow:  The dark planetary form invokes the theme of light and shadow,

Price:  $250

Statement:  My work seeks to combine figurative imagery with the format of the traditional clay vessel. The vessel has historically been a powerful metaphor for the body, with each part of the pot being named for the corresponding area of the body. A full lip, a gentle curve of the neck, a rotund belly or a broad shoulder all combine to provide animation to the pot. Some are predominantly male, some are a synthesis of male and female but most are female forms inspired by fertility figures found in most early cultures. The Venus of Willendorf and the stone carvings of the Cycladic culture are some of the most powerful to me. My pieces are coil-built out of terra cotta. Coiling allows me to control the form while the joining marks provide an inherent rhythm to the surface. Peeling paint and mossy rocks provide sources of inspiration for the color and textures of my work.

More about my work:  www.claystudiotour.com/lee-akins/

Lee Akins

Ericka Norris

Title:  Ghost Parents

Size:  12″h x 6″w x 4″d

Light and Shadow:  For this year’s entry I’ve made a triptych of small figures. When I started working on my show entry my Mother in law was very ill.  This gave me deep thought into the nature of family and generations past and present.  In no other relationship do we experience such dynamic change as the one we have with our parents and children in both we hopefully accept a person going from helpless dependence to independence and sometimes back to dependence.  As I worked on these pieces my Mother in law left this world. Her spirit and the many facets of her personality will remain in our family through the generations. Each figure represents an aspect of the parents in my life both mine and my husband’s.

Price:  $120

Statement:  Coils, magic rocks and fire. My fascination with the pottery of the Southwest began at Beloit College where I studied pottery and installed a exhibit of Mimbres pre-Columbian pottery at the Logan Museum of anthropology.

Having lived in many places, I am pleased to call New Mexico my home or maybe it called me home. Working in the Southwest tradition of coil building was enhanced by the good fortune of studying with Sumi Von Dassow up in Denver. She taught me how to coil and burnish like a pro. More importantly she got me to take a risk and quit throwing tightly formed functional ware.
When I coil or hand build the inner critic goes: I know not where. Thus freed, everything but what I am working on melts away. The forms bubble up from deep inside. I would like to think the resulting vessels contain some of that spirit and energy and that it can be shared.

Ericka Norris

Luisa Baldinger #2

Title:  Vessel, Studio #153, Sandstone Song

Size: 10″h x 8″w x 8″d

Light and Shadow:  

Price:  $275

Statement:  A maker of containers all of my life in clay, I am intrigued by volume, negative/positive space, and complex surface, and work to have these elements orchestrate into a satisfying three-dimensional “vessel” idea. At this point, my vessels are simply sculptural forms, vehicles for the exploration of color, surface, movement in three directions. Inspiration comes from rocks found in the back arroyos, fragments of coral on a beach, plant parts, geologic elements. I imagine that these vessels might have been unearthed in an archeological dig somewhere, relics from an ancient culture, giving rise to questions about that culture: who were the folks who made these pots? What were they thinking? What ancient contents did these vessels hold?

More about my work:  www.willettbaldinger.com

Luisa Baldinger

Luisa Baldinger #1

Title:  Vessel, Studio #66, Stacked Rocks

Size:  15″h x 9″w x 5″d

Light and Shadow:  

Price:  $400

Statement:  A maker of containers all of my life in clay, I am intrigued by volume, negative/positive space, and complex surface, and work to have these elements orchestrate into a satisfying three-dimensional “vessel” idea. At this point, my vessels are simply sculptural forms, vehicles for the exploration of color, surface, movement in three directions. Inspiration comes from rocks found in the back arroyos, fragments of coral on a beach, plant parts, geologic elements. I imagine that these vessels might have been unearthed in an archeological dig somewhere, relics from an ancient culture, giving rise to questions about that culture: who were the folks who made these pots? What were they thinking? What ancient contents did these vessels hold?

More about my work: www.willettbaldingerceramics.com

Luisa Baldinger

Kathy Stephenson #2

Title:  Blossom

Size:  8″h x 9″d

Light and Shadow:  Shows these two characteristics.

Price:  $75

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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

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Kathy Stephenson