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Bowie Croisant, Emerging Artist 2010

Posted By Ceramics Monthly On April 19, 2010 @ 10:16 am In Ceramic Artists,Ceramics Monthly,Daily | 2 Comments

Globe Jar, 6½ in. (17 cm) in height, cast and assembled porcelain, soda fired, 2010.

Globe Jar, 6½ in. (17 cm) in height, cast and assembled porcelain, soda fired, 2010.

Bowie Croisant  Kansas City, Missouri

I base many designs on the idea of function, referencing my initial attraction to the ceramic medium. Spouts, handles, lids, feet and bodies are composed with a focus on linear and planar interactions. This provides a conceptual framework from which I create component parts necessary to fulfill the desired function of a given object. My composite structures take on the forms of elaborately re-imagined everyday vessels.

 

 

CAD software enables me to accurately visualize objects prior to their construction. I devote a significant amount of time to the design phase in order to insure versatility before the creation of a prototype. Inspirations come from a love of geometry, modern architecture and farm machinery commonly seen while growing up in rural southeast Kansas. Repeated production and reconfiguration of modular elements allows me to create and continually refine similar yet unique objects.

Pinkie, 7 in. (18 cm) in height, cast and assembled porcelain, soda fired, 2010.

Pinkie, 7 in. (18 cm) in height, cast and assembled porcelain, soda fired, 2010.

Elaborate networks of edges and planes are the perfect canvas on which to “paint” with soda firing. This is due to the non-aggressive manner in which the soda vapor moves through the kiln and around work.

 


This Emerging Artists 2010 article appeared in Ceramics Monthly magazine’s May 2010 issue. To get great content like this delivered right to your door, subscribe today!



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