dimanche 16 novembre 2014

Mélanie Ferguson Céramics

Mon dernier coup de cœur!

"...Eroding hillsides, the swirling ripple on water's surface, rhythmic patterns of ocean flora and fauna all provide me with endless relationship intrigue; their associated shadow and reflection, sound, smell, and effortless energy feeds my inner spirit. As an artist, these key sensory "notes" inspire and initiate creative concept by revealing a story to challenge my expression through any given medium, using elements that demand physical involvement in building form and surface to expose the energy and freedom of spirit. Using stoneware or earthenware, I hand-build my sculptural forms to preserve this symbolic gesture of energy, coiling of the clay while frequently paddling the form's surface to feel and understand its inner resonance, reminiscent of tidal rhythm and flow, as each form evolves with unique movement. I then add intuitive marks, oxide stains (usually copper and iron), slips, and color-tinted underglaze to establish a surface visual to express an edge of uncertainty and vulnerability with the power to initiate a dialogue with the story discovered within – a story that invites pause and ultimately engages my next move..."

dimanche 19 octobre 2014

Mary Van Cline

Mariage étonnant, du verre et de la photographie... J'adore!

"...Recognized as a major contributor to the American studio glass movement, Mary Van Cline occupies a unique place in the history of glass. She pioneered the invention of techniques that combine glass and photography. After receiving a Master’s degree in Design and Architecture from North Texas University, Van Cline went on to earn a MFA in Glass Sculpture and Design from Massachusetts College of Art. In the late 1970s she began working with Kodak to develop a positive photo emulsion that could be coated on glass and incorporated into her sculptures. Her working process often combines hot and cold glass techniques, cast elements, and photosensitized glass into one piece. More recently, the artist’s collaboration with industry has enabled her to work on an even larger scale, and to explore pate de verre and mold-making techniques in an architectural context rarely seen with these materials..."
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