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Art has always been something that has consumed me. Ceramics is the art form that has most allowed me to explore my thoughts in a more tactile way and to express my creativity in a challenging and rewarding way.

I have been studying ceramics for the past twelve years. I began my journey at Berea College where I worked in the Ceramic Production Studio all four years of attendance. There I was taught to understand the concept of combining design along with visual aesthetics to create a unique and functional piece. Once while in school I was visiting a museum and while there I was told that the average person spends about three seconds per work of art but if they are interested, about seven seconds. In each piece that I make I try to not only earn those extra four seconds but also to give the viewer a reason to fall in love.

I attempt to develop…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 27
  • Joined August 25, 2011

Favorite materials

white stoneware, earthenware clay, porcelain, salt kiln, under glazes, slip trailers

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George Pottery

About

Art has always been something that has consumed me. Ceramics is the art form that has most allowed me to explore my thoughts in a more tactile way and to express my creativity in a challenging and rewarding way.

I have been studying ceramics for the past twelve years. I began my journey at Berea College where I worked in the Ceramic Production Studio all four years of attendance. There I was taught to understand the concept of combining design along with visual aesthetics to create a unique and functional piece. Once while in school I was visiting a museum and while there I was told that the average person spends about three seconds per work of art but if they are interested, about seven seconds. In each piece that I make I try to not only earn those extra four seconds but also to give the viewer a reason to fall in love.

I attempt to develop these ideas by using hand drawn designs, texture and alterations in my work. I incorporate these elements through slip trailing and sgraffito. I work mostly from the wheel and alter or hand-build afterwards. I throw mostly with a mid-fire white stoneware clay body because the clean, smooth color really accentuates my designs. I also find that glazes reflect the texture and any finger markings in this clay body beautifully. I will also throw with a red earthenware and porcelain clay body. I bisque my pieces to cone 04 and I glaze fire my pieces in an electric kiln to cone 5.

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