Close

Tom Jaszczak's Profile

About

Hello I am currently working in Montana, making functional pots that are each one of a kind. I have been making pots full time now for a few years. I have a degree in Ceramics and have completed several alternative forms of artist education.

All the work in my shop is either fired in a kiln fueled by wood, which results in a very unique surface. Or it is fired in a soda kiln where sodium is introduced into the kiln to give the pots a shine or atmoshperic appearance similar to wood firing.

If you would like to add your name to my email list for updates and discounts. Just send your email to me in a conversation or follow my etsy shop so you know when I post new pieces.

For more info visit my website www.tomjaszczak.com.

-Tom Jaszczak…

Read more

  • Male
  • Born on June 21
  • Joined February 12, 2010

Favorite materials

Clay, Wood, fishing rods, sandals, metal ribs

Shop

About

Hello I am currently working in Montana, making functional pots that are each one of a kind. I have been making pots full time now for a few years. I have a degree in Ceramics and have completed several alternative forms of artist education.

All the work in my shop is either fired in a kiln fueled by wood, which results in a very unique surface. Or it is fired in a soda kiln where sodium is introduced into the kiln to give the pots a shine or atmoshperic appearance similar to wood firing.

If you would like to add your name to my email list for updates and discounts. Just send your email to me in a conversation or follow my etsy shop so you know when I post new pieces.

For more info visit my website www.tomjaszczak.com.

-Tom Jaszczak

Artist Statement

Form and Line drive my making. Line accents the changes in direction of rims, feet and form. These lines are physical and engage the user, but also serve to break up the pot visually. Formally my work has volume, it speaks of generosity. I respond to each form, as it is taken off the wheel or hand built, trying to be sensitive to each pots proportion, weight and gesture by working in a series. Form communicates a pots gesture; it speaks of utility, my pots reference common shapes and and engages ones imagination (even sided shapes speak of man-made objects and odd sided shapes of nature).

The cumulative journey of a pot tells a story and the story brings the user into the moment of making and firing. Slips, trimming lines, finger marks, edges, wad marks and shadows capture a moment in time and tell more of the story. I want my pots to be grounded in form and have an identity as a material. The combination of slips and clays I use try to capture the potential of every firing. The array of colors and effects is exciting; opening a kiln is an adventure. I react to every firing with new ideas and new information; this keeps the overall process fresh and exciting. A successful pot has depth through these processes, obtains humbleness through form and thoughtfulness in function.

Unfollow username?

Are you sure you want to stop following this person?