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Ikebana - flower Vase

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Ikebana - flower Vase

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Thomas Harris

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US$ 95

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2020

Ceramic

Edition of 10

Dimensions: 17.8cm (H) x 17.8cm (W) x 10.2cm (D) / 7" (H) x 7" (W) x 4" (D)

Diameter: 17.8cm / 7"

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

Artist Statement

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Wheel thrown Ceramic functional sculpture , cut and altered to make a spiral-pattern functional vessel. The exterior created by layering underglazes, then sanding the surface to reveal strata of color underneath. This low, wide shape is inspired by Ikebana, the art of flower arranging. Many japan-influenced potters have adopted the name of the art form for the pot itself.

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Hometown: Montana

Based in: Bloomington indiana

I work out of my studio just northeast of Bloomington Indiana. I use locally dug
clay from Clay City Indiana and fire my work to cone 6 in an electric kiln. I use the
wheel to throw basic functional shapes, then cut, alter and reassemble the pieces
into more complex, original forms which put their functionality into question .
I use a variety of surface decoration techniques such as water abrasion (removing
masked patterns with a wet sponge) and kinsugi (gold joinery). I often layer
underglazes one on top of the other, and then sand the surface to reveal strata of
color. This creates a compelling bright matte surface which is often contrasted
with a glossy interior or section.
My forms often reflect geometric patterns found in nature, and my surfaces
are inspired by the patterning found in textiles. My work reflects the influence
Japanese ceramics and aesthetics has had on my work, especially the concept of
Wabi-sabi, which is the acceptance of imperfection as an aesthetic value. In my
work is the serendipitous discovery through unintended consequences which
then can become part of my personal artistic vocabulary.

Education
I completed my BFA in Ceramics from Northern Arizona University then continued on to a Master’s
degree from the University of Arizona. After a hiatus I continued my ceramic studies at Indiana university.

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