Ceramics Statement

Ceramics Statement

My work has evolved via years of experimentation, an interest in multiple fields outside of ceramics, and techniques learned from other artists. Appropriating the visual cues of Car Culture and Sci-Fi into the formal setting of functional pottery, through the lines and forms utilized, is the focus of my creative drive. I strive to bring animation and dynamic movement into my work, by pushing outside of the "normal" boundaries of ceramics while respecting traditional techniques.

Ceramics Photo Credits: James Bellucci, Lee Cooper (Newest photos Taken by Me as I finally bought a baller camera, with technical assistance from James Bellucci)

Phatty Aqua Vase Sr.

Phatty Aqua Vase Sr.

Cone 11 Soda-Fired porcelain

22" H

2016

 

Patty Aqua Vase Sr. (Shoulder View)

Patty Aqua Vase Sr. (Shoulder View)

Cone 11 Soda-Fired porcelain

22" H

2016

Phatty Aqua Vase Jr.

Phatty Aqua Vase Jr.

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

16" H

2016

Phatty Rust Vase Sr.

Phatty Rust Vase Sr.

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

23" H

2016

Phatty Rust Vase Jr.

Phatty Rust Vase Jr.

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

16" H

2016

Yellow/ Rust Phat-Bottomed Bottle

Yellow/ Rust Phat-Bottomed Bottle

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

18" H

2016

Large Quad-Indent Pillow-Shouldered Vase w/ Lugz

Large Quad-Indent Pillow-Shouldered Vase w/ Lugz

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

24" H

2015

Broken (my fault)

2 Large Aqua Bottles w/ red glass runs

2 Large Aqua Bottles w/ red glass runs

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

Larger Bottle: 22" H

Smaller: 19" H

2016

Larger Bottle Sold

2 Medium Aqua Vases

2 Medium Aqua Vases

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

to 15" H

2016

Sold

Round Wood-Fired Saucer Vase w/ pixie Dust

Round Wood-Fired Saucer Vase w/ pixie Dust

Cone 9-10 Wood-Fired, Cone 11 Soda Re-Fired Porcelain

8" H, 10" W

2015-16

Sold

Large Aqua Quad-Indent Vase w/ Lugz and Glass Runs

Large Aqua Quad-Indent Vase w/ Lugz and Glass Runs

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

18" H

2015

Sold

This piece was a happy accident that happened while demonstrating during the Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival. It was the first time I'd ever tried to push the clay as far in as those indents go, and it caused a really nice volume to be contained right there at the shoulder. This piece has inspired my current larger vases.

Large Yellow/ Rust Quad Indent Vase w/ Lugz and Glass Runs

Large Yellow/ Rust Quad Indent Vase w/ Lugz and Glass Runs

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

18" H

2015

The glass runs on this piece versus it's aqua counterpart are not quite as effective at creating the sense of drama that they do on the aqua piece because of the glaze the glass is on top of. I've since stopped putting the glass on these yellow pieces in the same way as the aqua pieces.

Medium Aqua Round Tri-Indent Bottle w/ Lugz and Glass Runs

Medium Aqua Round Tri-Indent Bottle w/ Lugz and Glass Runs

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

13" H

2016

Sold

Round Aqua pillow-Shouldered Bottle w/ Lugz and Glass Runs

Round Aqua pillow-Shouldered Bottle w/ Lugz and Glass Runs

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

14" H

2016

Side-Fired Woodfire Bottle

Side-Fired Woodfire Bottle

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

12" H

2016

Yellow/ Rust Bottle

Yellow/ Rust Bottle

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

12" H

2016

Aqua MegaPitcher w/ MegaCupz

Aqua MegaPitcher w/ MegaCupz

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

pitcher: 11" H

Cupz: to 7" H

2016

Rust/ Fake Ash MegaPitcher w/ MegaCupz

Rust/ Fake Ash MegaPitcher w/ MegaCupz

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

pitcher: 11" H

Cupz: to 7" H

2016

Pitcher is sold, cups still available

Yellow MegaPitcher w/ MegaCupz

Yellow MegaPitcher w/ MegaCupz

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

pitcher: 11" H

Cupz: to 7" H

2016

Orange/ Temoku MegaPitcher w/ MegaCupz

Orange/ Temoku MegaPitcher w/ MegaCupz

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

pitcher: 11" H

Cupz: to 7" H

2016

Aqua Pitcher

Aqua Pitcher

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

13" H

2015

Rust Spiral B.A.B. (Big Ass Bowl) w/ Glass Runs and Pixie Dust

Rust Spiral B.A.B. (Big Ass Bowl) w/ Glass Runs and Pixie Dust

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

20.5 "W, 6" H

2015

Largest bowl I've made to date.

Rust/ Temoku B.A.B. with Glass Center and Pixie Dust

Rust/ Temoku B.A.B. with Glass Center and Pixie Dust

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

18" W

2015

Sold

Aqua/ Rutile Spiral Platter

Aqua/ Rutile Spiral Platter

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

20" W

2015

Aqua MegaCupz

Aqua MegaCupz

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

8" H

2016

Orange/ Temoku MegaCupz

Orange/ Temoku MegaCupz

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

8" H

2016

Yellow MegaMugz

Yellow MegaMugz

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

7" H

2016

Aqua Scooty Mugz

Aqua Scooty Mugz

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

4" H

2016

Orange/ Temoku Scooty Mugz

Orange/ Temoku Scooty Mugz

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

8" H

2016

Yellow Scooty Mugz

Yellow Scooty Mugz

Cone 11 Soda-Fired Porcelain

4" H

2016

Scrunchy McPunchy, a Sculptural Vessel

Scrunchy McPunchy, a Sculptural Vessel

Cone 10 Soda-Fired Stoneware

30" H

2014

This is a larger piece that mimics the curves of my oil can teapots, but has less to do with function and more to do with line and form.

Quad-Marked Bottle w/ Triple-Tiered Neck

Quad-Marked Bottle w/ Triple-Tiered Neck

Cone 10 Soda-Fired Stoneware

26" H

2014

Large Aqua Vase w/ 3 Indents and Blue Ash Drips

Large Aqua Vase w/ 3 Indents and Blue Ash Drips

Cone 10 Soda-Fired Stoneware

24" H

2014

sold

Large Round Tri-Indent Vase w/ Split Lip

Large Round Tri-Indent Vase w/ Split Lip

Cone 10 Soda-Fired Stoneware

17" H

2014

Round Aqua Tri-Indent Vase w/ Split Lip

Round Aqua Tri-Indent Vase w/ Split Lip

Cone 10 Soda-Fired Stoneware

17.5" H

2014

sold

Round Quad Indent Vase w/ Split Lip & Lugs

Round Quad Indent Vase w/ Split Lip & Lugs

Cone 10 Soda-Fired Porcelain

16.5" H

2014

Sold

Large Quad Indent Vases w/ Split Lips

Large Quad Indent Vases w/ Split Lips

Cone 10 Soda-Fired Porcelain

to 21" H

2014

Sold

These are 3 of the large versions of this vase, there are also small versions from 9-11 inches, and medium versions from 12-17 inches.

Large Bowl w/ 6 Wave Split Lip

Large Bowl w/ 6 Wave Split Lip

Cone 10 Soda-Fired Stoneware

16" Dia., 7.5" H

2014

Sold

Large Bowl w/ Quad-Indent Split Lip

Large Bowl w/ Quad-Indent Split Lip

Cone 10 Soda-Fired Stoneware

15.5" Dia, 7" H

2014

Medium Bowl w/ Quad-Marked Split Lip

Medium Bowl w/ Quad-Marked Split Lip

Cone 10 Soda-Fired Porcelain

13" Dia., 5.5" H

2014

Unicorn Mugs (Purple)

Unicorn Mugs (Purple)

Cone 10 Soda-Fired Porcelain

to 4" H

2014

The final version of the remake of the Scrunchy Flow mugs, these are easier to drink out of and have a more unique handle than the original, as well as sitting on a surface in a much more dynamic fashion.

Double Bubble Mugs

Double Bubble Mugs

Cone 10 Soda-Fired Porcelain

to 5" H

2014

Double Bubble Mugs

Double Bubble Mugs

Cone 10 Soda-Fired Porcelain

to 5" H

2014

Scrunchy Flow Travel Mugs

Scrunchy Flow Travel Mugs

 Cone 10 Soda-Fired Porcelain

to 6" H

2013

Crystalline Matte/ Ash Drip Tall Mugs

Crystalline Matte/ Ash Drip Tall Mugs

Cone 10 Soda-Fired Porcelain

to 7" H

2013

Purple Disaster Double Bubble Mugs

Purple Disaster Double Bubble Mugs

 Cone 10 Soda-Fired Porcelain

to 5" H

2013

Sold

Rutile White Tall Mugs

Rutile White Tall Mugs

 Cone 10 Soda-Fired Porcelain

to 7" H

2013