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Timco Art Pottery
Decorative and functional ceramic vessels by Lance Timco

BFA Stephen F. Austin State University 1981
MA University of Dallas 1989
MFA University of Dallas 1991

I have been an artist/potter for over 30 years. I produce a wide range of functional and decorative vessels. Firing methods and glazes include stoneware and ash glazes, Raku, faux-Raku, saggar and multi-fired pieces. I have a formal education with a terminal degree in ceramic art and have worked for a number of production potters in the Western USA. I have traveled extensively throughout Mexico, Central America, Europe, Japan and New Zealand. I enjoy the exchange of concepts and methods with other artists. My work is exhibited online, in my studio and galleries and at art fairs throughout the year. I teach ceramic art in my studio and chair the ceramics…

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  • Joined April 13, 2012

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Clay and glaze

About

Timco Art Pottery
Decorative and functional ceramic vessels by Lance Timco

BFA Stephen F. Austin State University 1981
MA University of Dallas 1989
MFA University of Dallas 1991

I have been an artist/potter for over 30 years. I produce a wide range of functional and decorative vessels. Firing methods and glazes include stoneware and ash glazes, Raku, faux-Raku, saggar and multi-fired pieces. I have a formal education with a terminal degree in ceramic art and have worked for a number of production potters in the Western USA. I have traveled extensively throughout Mexico, Central America, Europe, Japan and New Zealand. I enjoy the exchange of concepts and methods with other artists. My work is exhibited online, in my studio and galleries and at art fairs throughout the year. I teach ceramic art in my studio and chair the ceramics department at the local community college.

“The more I create, the more I want to create.”

Why I Create:
I was first attracted to ceramics because of the joy I saw in the making. I delighted in the knowledge gained from the past through the discovery of vessels or shards. I enjoy problem solving and seeking answers to complex questions of which the creation of ceramic objects lends itself.

In the process of creating my decorative vessels, I seek traditional form, upon which I may draw a line or create line with a variety of methods. The intention is to provoke a tactile and visual intimacy and allow for contemplation. The concepts start with my heart and are created with my hands; passing to the viewer, this concept hopefully passes from their hands to their heart.

How I Create:
I begin my creative process with the rhythmic wedging of stoneware clay as I contemplate the series of forms to come. Through a blend of concentration and relaxation I find harmony in the forming, decorating and the finishing of each piece. My wheel thrown forms are carved, dried, bisque fired, glazed and finally glaze fired in a Raku kiln or high-fire kiln.

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