Vasefinder International 2012
Exhibitor 91

Karl Beamer

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Title: Dem Drops

Year of Creation: 2010

Glaze: None, 10 day anagama firing

Clay Body: Porcelain

Dimensions: Height 23 inches, Width 7 inches

Artist's Statement: My ceramic works are extensions of vessel traditions. I live and work intuitively, knowing that I have every opportunity to develop the sculptural ideas for gesture that I favor. Discipline and control are important, but at the same time I am willing to collaborate with the power of nature using water, earth, fire, gravity, and centrifugal force, as elements which are surely assertive in the outcome. So the works are begun as formal symmetrical forms, but finish as bent, stretched, poked, pulled, and handled for life. The intention is for the work to have personal markings, suggesting movement. Movement suggests journey. One's journey can begin anywhere, go anywhere, and have personal resolution. It's life.

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