Vasefinder International 2012
Exhibitor 111

Gary Hootman

Swisher, Iowa, USA

Title: Nuka Vase

Year of Creation: 2008

Glaze: Nuka, atmospheric ash

Clay Body: Black stoneware

Dimensions: Height 11.875 inches, Width 7.5 inches

Artist's Statement: I have been working with black stoneware clay where the surface is unique to the touch and to the eye. This is accomplished by adding an additional layer of glaze. Nuka glaze (a rice hull ash base glaze) was splashed on the vase and fly ash deposited during the wood fired process, I used to finish this vase. This piece shows the efforts I go through to put back materials into the stoneware, to enhance the overall look to the piece.

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