Friday, July 11, 2014


Illustrated is a large porcelain covered jar by NC potter, Tom Turner. The pot has a tremendous volume and has all of the trademark attributes he is known for including the double dipped ash glaze pattern. The pot sits on a shelf about two feet off the ground and when the sun is actually shining in our neck of the woods, it takes full advantage of the addition of nature, basking in the sunlight. The way the light works in the room and on the shelves creates an infinite variety of ways to see the pot and the interplay of sunlight and shadow add both animation and emotion to the piece. It is a great pot and given the environment, it always has something different to say.
"Nothing's beautiful from every point of view."   Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65 - 27 BC)