In Clemo’s work, the historical ornamentation, once created, is distorted through the making process, reacting to the form as it takes shape. His choice to leave some areas unglazed frames the areas of pattern, giving the eye a place to rest before diving back in.

 

Left: Pouring pot, 11 in. (28 cm) in height, wheel-thrown and press-molded red stoneware, fired to cone 6 in oxidation, 2012.

 

Below: Jars, 7 in. (18 cm) in height each, wheel-thrown and press-molded red stoneware, fired to cone 6 in oxidation, 2012.

 

 

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