Vasefinder International 2013
Exhibitor 109

John Ullinger

West Torrens, Adelaide, Australia

Title: Death Closes All

Year of Creation: 2010

Glaze: Reduced silver/tin lustre

Clay Body: Earthenware

Dimensions: Height 19.29 inches, Width 10.24 inches

Artist's Statement: "Death closes all: but something ere the end, Some work of noble note, may yet be done, Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods." from the epic poem Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson

These pots are intended as objects of contemplation, beauty and functionality in that they function as containers and can occupy and be read within architectural space. The turquoise and lustrous surfaces, the Celtic script and classical pottery forms harken to the times of William DeMorgan, William Morris and the writings of John Ruskin. I tend to choose poems or excerpts of poems from recognizable romantic, protofeminist and metaphysical poetry. Poetry is something I started to add to my work whilst living in Scotland for a year in 2008.

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