Vasefinder Nationals 2006
Exhibitor 11

Joe Bruhin

Fox, Arkansas

Title: Howling...Ode to Terri

Year of Creation: 2005

Glaze: Natural ash glaze, anagama fired

Clay Body: Kaolin base

Dimensions: Height 15 inches, Width 16 inches

Artist's Statement: Making pottery for me is a vehicle for spiritual growth. By opening myself, allowing spirit to enter and by acting spontaneously, pots are born. The aim is to communicate with the eventual owner, producing an aesthetic experience that will have transcending qualities.

Wood firing is the best way for me to achieve these goals. As too much control removes spirit, the element of chance here becomes a positive. By being in harmony with the elements of nature the pot becomes a sacrificial offering, surrendered to the flames and reborn. It aspires toward the ideals of timeless beauty and magic.


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