The industrial object is one interest that influences
my current work. Particularly the types that have been
abandoned and left to deteriorate yet now as discards
have little outward value. This type of industrial object
is the inspiration for the aesthetic I am working with.
Since the original function or use of the object
is lost, I am able to respond directly to the form as
an aesthetic experience unto itself. It is this mystery
of function and aesthetic that serves as the central
influence, and is the impetus for the creation of my
current ceramic objects.
I use the process of woodfiring to finish the work.
This process dictates that an interaction happens between
object and fire, with the form directing the path of
the flame and the flame leaving its mark. For me this
creates a dialogue between the fire and artist, which
helps in creating a bridge between order and chaos.
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