This clip was excerpted from Part Sculpture - Part Function: Handbuilding Graceful Minimalist Forms, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop!
A Great Functional Art Idea for the Tabletop
Jerilyn Virden makes sculpture and functional pottery, but there is some crossover between the two. Many of her functional pieces could hold their own as sculpture, but are also perfectly capable of performing the function of holding or containing something.
In today’s video, an excerpt from her new video Part Sculpture - Part Function: Handbuilding Graceful Minimalist Forms, Jerilyn shows how she makes what she calls a puzzle vase. Sure, you could make a regular old vase, but this vase becomes an interactive conversation piece that is truly an example of functional art. - Jennifer Harnetty, editor.
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To learn more about Jerilyn Virden or to see more images of her work, please visit www.borealisstudios.com/.
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