Vasefinder Nationals 2007
Exhibitor 62

Jay Strommen

Chicago, Illinois

Title: Seed Jar

Year of Creation: 2007

Glaze: All natural ash from red oak, cherry and white pine

Clay Body: Self designed with feldspar, local glacial clay and high iron stoneware

Dimensions: Height 22.5 inches, Width 15 inches

Artist's Statement: Creating the "Seed Jars" or my bowls are like visiting old friends. Most of the works of art I create are oil paints on canvas, graphite on paper and clay and mixed media. So creating vases and bowls are like going back to the roots for me. My introduction to the mud was in a functional manner. I always enjoy creating objects that at some point with the right hand and eye will house flowers water and life....



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