Representing Dallas Area Artists

 

 

 


410 North Bishop Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75208

214-356-0818

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Wednesday & Thursday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Friday & Saturday 11:00am- 10:00pm
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Life in Clay
A life centered on one medium may seem an odd life. It conjures up images of a ferryman shuttling back and forth between the same two spots on a river. But the connection I have with clay is anything but static. My work has become a reflective process, malleable under the events of a life, then fired and hardened into a record, a document archived in pattern, texture, form, and tableau. These pieces are not necessarily intended to capture an event per se, but more to post a marker at a certain moment, a certain thought, a certain ineffable sentiment as traced along an un-plotted path.

Craft & Art
The work is very much rooted in the traditional craft and conventions of clay, though conscious deviations from traditional forms and techniques are a defining element of a number of pieces. Each piece is built up from a form-follows-function approach, as at the core of the clay craft lies the form of the vessel. The essence of these pieces lies somewhere between their roles as works of art and works of craftsmanship. The dual nature of the pieces, as craft and as art, is the matrix out of which most of the work arises. Ever since I discovered the tactility of clay, it has been my undertaking to drive it forward into new forms and new manifestations. All the inchoate ideas for new pieces come from pushing and pulling this substance, subjecting it to the whim of artistic will. These forms and textures are born of an unscripted and free-flowing discourse with the medium, from the actual process of working in clay.

                        

 
 
 

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