Vasefinder International 2012
Exhibitor 56

Kevin Crowe

Amherst, Virginia, USA

Title: Side Fired Bottle

Year of Creation: 2011

Glaze: Natural ash glaze

Clay Body: Porcelain stoneware

Dimensions: Height 12 inches, Width 7 inches

Artist's Statement: I throw pots on the wheel, two thousand over 4 months, collect & prepare eight cords of wood & require the help of an 8-person crew to fire the Tye River kiln over 7 days. The pace is glacial by most standards. There is no speeding up possible. The work demands a thoughtful engagement once common in the work force, now rarely tolerated.

I want my tea bowls to speak of this rhythm, the large 4 foot jars to encourage contemplation; to offer a balance to the stress of market technologies. This is perhaps my real work here at the edge of the twenty-first century.

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