University of Wisconsin-Stout
Instructors: Kate Maury, Geoffrey Wheeler
CM: Could you explain your approach to the integration of surface and form, and how you arrived at this approach?
Surface and form should be in harmony with one another, where the final composition is greater than the sum of its parts. With that said, I’m looking for simple solutions while glazing that produce dynamic, functional pots.
After extensive testing, it was through the development of two existing bases—one glossy and one matte—that my palette was created. Any glossy or brightly colored sections of my pots are either dipped or brushed with glaze. After I’ve done that, I use a red iron oxide/Gerstley borate mix to put a pattern on the body of the pot. Finally, I spray the entire piece with a 2% copper carbonate glaze, which creates the greenish-black glaze.