Monday, October 14, 2013


Illustrated is a large complex glazed plate by NC potter, Bruce Gholson. Using a variety of glazes, wax/latex resist and inlaid glazes, this large porcelain plate depicts a lively swarm of eel all oriented in the same direction though some coming and going off the surface as if captured in a circular image. The range of textures within the glazes is truly outstanding and makes for a rather unique and evocative statement about sea life and perhaps a glimpse in to the nature of the potter himself. Gholson has used various aquatic life forms, snakes, insects and bones of varying life forms as design elements in his work and his current work revolves around exceptionally complex surfaces including crystalline and molybdenum flowing glazes.
"Nature is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere."  Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

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