Wednesday, April 8, 2015


Illustrated is a mug that at its core is a bit mixed up. The mug is loosely based on a Western medieval jug while the glaze is distinctly influenced by Eastern Oribe glaze. Fusing the two together, the mug still has a sense of both of the medieval traditions while being very modern in its presentation. Combining elements in a reasonable fashion interests me quite a bit all the more so when it works. I have described the process like a blender where all the experiences gets dumped in and blended about; what comes out is a unique and functioning synthesis of any number of pieces parts that have come before. I have also found that Oribe is an incredible diverse set of glazes that works well and compliment a wide array of forms, styles, ideas and combinations, I am not sure what I would do without copper or the palette it affords me.

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