Vasefinder Nationals 2010
Exhibitor 56

Elaine and Tom Coleman

Henderson, Nevada, USA

Title: Incised Hummingbird & Orchid Vase

Year of Creation: 2009

Glaze: Satin celadon

Clay Body: Coleman Porcelain

Dimensions: Height 23 inches, Width 8 inches

Artist's Statement: I have been incising porcelain for thiry years and I still love doing it as much as when I started. My work used to only involve the taking away of clay from the form but in the last several years I have been adding clay to make another layer and surface dimension. There is something magical about this technique that seems to bring each piece to life towards the end of that process. The final lines in my craved pieces are enhanced by the use of celedon glazes that help define the design. Moving to Nevada has influenced my drawing but I still like doing other images. I carve for myself first and have been most fortunate that serious collectors appreciate my work.

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