ofthedirtpottery

Unique functional pottery.

Davis, California | 333 Sales

ofthedirtpottery

Unique functional pottery.

Davis, California 333 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Jason Edmonds

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Jason Edmonds

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Last updated on Feb 14, 2019

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Mostly functional ceramics, especially teaware.

I have been working with clay for about 10 years now. I have a small studio in my home, and I manage the ceramics studio at the Davis Arts Center, where I also teach numerous ceramics classes.

I began wood-firing ceramics 2 years ago, and that has been the direction my art has taken since then. I love the communal experience of preparing for and firing a wood kiln. Plus the work is absolutely beautiful. I don't think there is any going back from here.

My favorite form is the teapot. I love the complexity and variability of the form and the incorporation of all of the elements (body, handle, lid, and spout) to make a functional piece.

I have also fallen in love with the aesthetics of Japanese ceramics, and I take much of my current influence from that tradition. I continue to hone and perfect my style of chawans, or teabowls. Sake-ware and ikebana vases are two other areas I find myself spending a great deal of time exploring.

Lastly, I also use the influence of Japanese ceramics to inform more western style pieces such as whiskey bottles, mugs, cups, and small decorative bud vases.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to request custom pieces. For wood-fired work, I will need quite a bit of lag time to prepare custom work, as I participate in a limited number of firings each year. Cone 10 gas-fired pieces have a quicker turn around, but this can vary depending on the time of the year and the amount of experiments necessary to achieve a desired effect. Kilns always have a way with changing expectations and teaching us the importance of patience.

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    Anthropology community college professor. Ceramics studio manager at the Davis Arts Center. Avid wood-fire potter.

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