Spring Pottery

Two years ago, I made a series of relief prints based on images of pottery on tables and dressers. Interested in going back to making sculptural objects, I decided to use what I had at my immediate disposal – my printing press and a favorite book from Russell’s shelf, Les Arts Décoratifs Modernes with vintage Art Deco photographs of interiors and crafts of the day. This spring, instead of printing pottery I have been making pottery. Focusing on a classic jar form to advance my wheel throwing skills, using white clay and gunmetal glaze for form and graphic play.

† Les arts décoratifs modernes (France) – Gaston Quénioux. Livre de 1925, édité par la Librairie Larousse Paris, 830 gravures, 2 planches en couleurs, 520 pages.

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