Ahmet Ustunel's Profile
All the pieces you see here are hand crafted and glazed by me. They are wheel thrown, hand built or both. I have been totally blind since the age of three and I have a limited memory of colors. To me texture is what color means to a sighted artist. When I pick up my pieces from the kiln the first thing I feel is their texture. Are there any unexpected results on the surface? Any cracks? Did the glaze run? I can differentiate most of the glazes by feel. So I first evaluate my piece through touch and then try to visualize it. At the end if everything combined creates an image of a good piece in my mind, I consider it a successful work.
I see and create my work with my hands and my hands are the best tool I’ve ever had. When making pottery my main focus is emphasizing the importance of sense of touch. In order to achieve that, I use different texturing techniques along with interesting forms. I try not to use…
- Joined January 21, 2012