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EMU Art Exhibition 
"Memorable Surfaces"
November 16-December 10, 2018
Margaret Martin Gehman Gallery
        Artist Statement

Throughout my career I have remained interested in surface dynamics ie. how a surface conveys a sense of place, the passage of time, or how it reflects the multiple facets of my own visual memory. With the Ceramic medium there is an incredible array of possibilities through the use of colored slip (wet clays containing oxides or stains for color or iron impurities for natural browns, tans ,or yellows) over which glazes are applied. Glazes themselves have their own myriad of qualities from matte to glossy, opaque to clear, flat to saturated color etc.

This grouping of ceramic works illustrates the many kinds of slip/glaze combinations I have used in the last two years to create work ( hopefully) with memorable surfaces.

The Urns, Cups, and Vessels in this exhibit demonstrate the variety I have utilized but really only scratch the surface of Ceramic Art potential when compared to the History of World Ceramics.

My intent with the three groupings of work are illuminated below.

Urns: made to contain the Cremains of an individual person who lived a unique life.  The surface and decoration used ,hopefully reflects something of that person's character be it quiet, calm, lively, flamboyant, or colorful. Other decorative approaches capture an individual's love of nature using elements drawn from the natural world or interest in travel through the use of international cultural motifs.

Cups: Made to drink from or to use in a daily routine, its surface and/or decorative elements reflect the owners taste. While sharing structural technique, each cup is unique in its combination of motif, color, and

texture.

Vessels: A representation of our urge to contain memory and experience. Made to hold or pour liquid effectively while suggesting a place or its history through surface treatment or glaze finish.

The Clay Studio:
Small Favors

04/03/2015 - 05/31/2015

Since 2006, The Clay Studio has held Small Favors 

annually as a way to engage artists in new and exciting ways by providing a 4” acrylic cube that places a limitation in scale that must be rigorously adhered to

(or creatively worked around).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To the right:

Four Legged Cup,

Porcelain 

2015

Four Legged Cup

To the left:

Lidded Container,

Porcelain

2015

At the beginning of every December, Dennis Maust Ceramics Studio hosts a Christmas pottery sale. Items available include: mugs, bowls, dishes, casserole dishes, sculptures​, ewers, Christmas ornaments oil lamps and more.

Be sure to check my Facebook Page for upcoming sales and events.

 

This year's sale was last Saturday but there are plenty of pots still here in the Showroom. Stop by if you need a last minute gift for the holidays or if you have an upcoming wedding.