Vasefinder Nationals 2010
Exhibitor 121

Bertice McPherson

Mobile, Alabama, USA

Title: Vase with Shell Impressions

Year of Creation: 2009

Glaze: Stoneware saturated iron, cone 6

Clay Body: White stoneware

Dimensions: Height 13.5 inches, Width 8 inches

Artist's Statement: I became enamored with clay while an art student at the University of South Alabama in 1979 and have been working in clay ever since. I do wheel work, but prefer handbuilding. This vase is slab built with coils for rim and foot. I live on the Gulf Coast and used a large shell I picked up while at the beach to impress the ridged texture on the piece. I was pleased with the way the glaze broke over the ridges. I received my M.F.A. from the University of Alabama and maintained a home studio where I teach and work.

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