|Vasefinder International 2013|
Fox, Arkansas, USA
Year of Creation: 2009
Glaze: Natural ash
Clay Body: Stoneware
Dimensions: Height 8 inches, Width 5.5 inches
Artist's Statement: By being in harmony with the elements and forces of nature the work becomes a sacrificial offering surrendered to the flames and reborn, it aspires towards the ideal of timeless beauty. Complacency is not an option. Each firing gives information to grow from and inspires me to dive deeper, which keeps the work fresh and enables me to express with heart and spirit. My goal and ideal is to make objects of beauty that have a transcending quality which can inspire another human being, bring a little joy or add a positive presence to one's living environment. For me, working with clay and being a fire artist is a vehicle for spiritual growth and a devotion. One can say that my pots are offerings or prayers and my kiln the temple to manifest them.
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