|Vasefinder Nationals 2010
Dawn M. Ferguson
Orlando, Florida, USA
Year of Creation: 2008
Glaze: Majolica and low fire glaze
Clay Body: Red earthenware
Dimensions: Height 12 inches, Width 6 inches
Artist's Statement: I've been making art since I could touch crayon to paper, or wall as the case may have been. Mostly a self-taught artist, I have been working exclusively in clay for the past six years. My pottery is a reflection of my youth. It exhibits my love for graphic design and my years spent helping my mom cultivate, and eventually adopt as my own, a love of growing things. I'm in love with the idea of raw and pristine so you'll see some of the tension between the two in my work as many parts of the red earthenware clay are left unglazed. My work is mostly functional in nature. I want people to use the pieces I create. Both hand built and thrown the surfaces of my pieces reflect joy and celebrate the beautiful spontaneity of nature.
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