Vasefinder Nationals 2006
Exhibitor 38

Bob Nelson

Arvada, Colorado

Title: Buddha's Hand

Year of Creation: 2004

Glaze: Tenmoku with rutile gestures

Clay Body: Fire clay stoneware

Dimensions: Height 36.5 inches, Width 16.5 inches

Artist's Statement: Always the Artist, Clay became a personal passion as a youngster, instilled on a trip with my Artist Mother to California to see three Mingei Potters at age nine. Viewing a movie about Otto and Vivika Heino, put a deep desire in me to build my first High Fire Kiln at fifteen. Vivika gave me Daniel Rhodes phone number as he was writing a book on High Fire Kilns at the time.

I have always felt an intuitive connection to the Sung Hill Potters, their techniques and aestheticism with their use of single forms and glazes. I start each day more passionate than ever, with a ball of Clay, beginning again…

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