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Sean Larson, Undergraduate Showcase 2010

Posted By Ceramics Monthly On August 10, 2010 @ 11:31 am In Ceramic Artists,Ceramics Monthly | 5 Comments

Flower brick, 9 in. (23 cm) in length, thrown and altered porcelain with brushed and sprayed glazes, fired to cone 10 in an electric kiln, 2009.

Flower brick, 9 in. (23 cm) in length, thrown and altered porcelain with brushed and sprayed glazes, fired to cone 10 in an electric kiln, 2009.

Sean Larson
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Instructors: Kate Maury, Geoffrey Wheeler

<p>Jar, 8 in. (20 cm) in height, thrown and altered porcelain with brushed and sprayed glazes, fired to cone 10 in an electric kiln, 2009.</p>

Jar, 8 in. (20 cm) in height, thrown and altered porcelain with brushed and sprayed glazes, fired to cone 10 in an electric kiln, 2009.

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.


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