Community Connections

Spring Semester:

Community Connection: 6

Due Date: 6/29/12

Artist: Hayne Bayless

Location: http://www.sidewaysstudio.com/

-color, surface design

-add ons

-form

The pieces above created by artist Hayne Bayless are really cool. I really like the idea of mixing shapes and styles of or on a form. He had started with a pretty basic and smooth surfaced cylinder but then added a crazy swirly almost similar to an animal or lizard tail. Pairing two seemingly completely different shapes or styles together could be hard, but on all of these pieces it really works. The color choice and surface design also works nice together. Again, as the previous artist, his pieces are whimsical looking and similar to that of creatures you would find in a Doctor Seuss book.

Community Connection: 5

Due Date: 5/8/12

Artist: Adam Gruetzmacher

Location: http://adamgruetzmacher.carbonmade.com/

-color

-add ons (handles and such)

-form

I really like these pieces created by the artist Adam Gruetzmacher. What I really like about them is the over all feel of the pot. His pieces look very whimsical. It’s because of the colors, which are very bright with a pattern, circles. The colors chosen paired with the form itself which is quite unique in that although it may be wheel thrown it was altered off the wheel creating some flat sided edges and then he added a very angular looking handle. The variety of each aspect of his pieces go very nicely together.

Community Connection: 4

Due Date: 4/17/12

Artist: Nick Kripal

Location: http://nicholaskripal.com/galleries/site_specific01/09_N_Kripal.html

-form, architectural

-color

-size

I really like the pieces shown above created by Nicholas Kripal (pronounced either “cripple” or “kri-pal”).  What I am drawn to about his pieces is the architectural aspect each piece has. They remind me of shapes and forms you would find in old buildings, especially the tops of old buildings, very ornate with harsh angles and shapes, yet very smooth. All of the pieces that I included aren’t meant to be functional but as beautiful pieces of art. I like the piece that has a bunch of the same shape repeating and put all together it is architectural yet is organic as well as it reminds me of honey comb and it flows nicely. I saw his glass piece in person while he was giving a tour to Mr. Williams, Mr. Miller and I down at Tyler. It was even more impressive in person and I am glad I had the opportunity to meet him and see one of his pieces in person.

Community Connection: 3

Due Date: 3/13/12

Artist: Hans Coper

Location: http://www.primaverauk.com/artists/ceramics/hans-coper

-shape/form

-glaze

-surface

The pieces by Hans Coper pictured above are amazing, I absolutely love them. The shape and form of these pieces are so unique, it takes a lot of patience and skill to get the rim almost completely flat. I like the paring in shapes and angles on these forms. I like the pieces that aren’t all either smooth lines or harsh lines, and there is a fine line when combining them together and Hans Coper does an amazing job. I really want to try this out some time. I created a piece kind of similar to this a year or so ago but on a smaller scale and with less extreme lines and angles. The glaze goes really well on these pieces I especially like the black and white one with the black fading down onto the white it gives it a cool affect.

Community Connection: 2

Due Date: 2/28/12

Artist: Lucie Rie

Location: http://www.scva.ac.uk/collections/robertandlisa/index.php?collection=65&collection_object=107

-foot detail

-color/glaze

-form

I really love these pieces by Lucie Rie. The first thing about them that really caught my attention was the larger foot she has on most of her pieces. I am really interested in all the different possibilities there are with the foot. It can completely change the entire look of the pot. Both of the pieces shown above have larger feet which elevate the pot and makes it more intriguing. I also really enjoy her glazing, pairing a soft pale lilac with the earthy natural brown is very pretty. I am not 100% sure about the swirly vase whether that was created through the mixture of clay bodies or of glaze, either way it gives it a very cool effect.

Community Connection: 1

Due Date: 2/14/12

Artist: Richard Riemerschmid

Location: http://www.macklowegallery.com/search-antiques.asp/art-nouveau-antique-estate/Riemerschmid

-form

-color

-detail

I really love this pitcher by German artist Richard Riemerschmid. It was thrown in 1773. This artist’s work is very clean. Although it has an intricate handle the actual body is very smooth surfaced with smooth lines as well, no angles. Then he paired that with an angular handle with an extended detail running down the pot pinched along the edges. The combination of the smooth surfaced body with the squared off look of the handle go nicely together. The body of the piece is a grayish green and the handle is a light blue. Both of the colors are almost pastel and soothing colors.

Fall Semester:

Community Connection: 6

Due Date: 1/10/12

Artist: Heo Jin Kyu

Location: http://www.ceramicstoday.com/articles/onggi.htm

-size

-form

-natural color

I really like the pottery pieces created by Heo Jin Kyu. I am amazed at the incredibly large size of the pieces! The craziest part is that all of the pieces are wheel thrown. It is hard enough for me to throw the size of a lamp base but this artist is throwing pieces that are multiple feet tall and wide. I like the organic jar forms paired with the natural colors, those are my favorite two creative details together, beautiful!

Community Connection: 5

Due Date: 12/13/11

Artist: Kyle Carpenter

Locat http://www.curvestudiosnc.com/kyle-carpenter

– simple form

– neutral colors

– beautifully hand drawn surface design

I love this vase thrown by artist, Kyle Carpenter. The form is on the simplar side but this leaves room for a more detailed or elaborate surface design. If the form was more detailed itself, then it would be too busy with the durface design on it. The colors could match anything and is very natural looking, the fact that it is a nature scene definately helps the natural feel of the piece. It’s very pretty.

Community Connection: 4

Artist Name: Lee Middleman

Location: http://siliconvalleybroker.com/featured-artist-of-the-day-lee-middleman-ceramic-artist-part-2-2.html

Due Date: 11/16/11

-collared, yet wide pieces

-earthy glaze

-surface design

I love these pieces thrown by Lee Middleman. I was imediately drawn to them, I have always thought that the pieces which are really wide, but are collared back in at the top were very cool and visually pleasing, they are also very difficult to make. Not only do his vases have a beautiful form, but then he takes the next step with his surface design, on one of his vases having little bead like dots all over adds character to the pieces. The neutral tones in his pieces balance out the unoridnary shape and design. I have to try this out, they look amazing.

Community Connection: 3

Artist Name: Toshiko Takaezu

Location:

http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/category/45?page=8

Due Date: 10/25/11

-closed form

-dome shape

-bold glaze colors over simple tan

The artist, Toshiko Takaezu, created a series of these dome shaped, closed forms. I was instantly drawn to the pieces, this one in particular because I am currently working with closed forms as well, as a basis for my candle lanterns. What I really like about this piece besides the smooth shape, is the artist’s choice in glazing. Rather than simply choosing one color, or a few colors from the same family, he paired the base color of a clear/tan, with bright blues and blacks and white. The colors pop on the neutral background which comes out very beautifully.

Community Connection: 2

Artist Name: Hideaki Miyamura

Location:

http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.madmuseum.org?tab=people&uname=whsceramics, madmuseum.org

Due Date: 10/4/11

-irredecent glaze

-shape of the larger body with skinny neck, perfectly rounded

-over all juxtaposition of bold color with elegant form

The artist who created this piece creates mainly functional pieces, yet often marries functional and sculptural into one beautiful piece. Here in like many of his pieces, Mr. Miyamura explores with his use of glazes. Through experimenting for years with various glazes, he has come across numerous vibrant and irredecent colors. He pairs his elegant formed pieces, in this case a vase, with these glazes making amazing pieces. I enjoy the peacock glaze on this piece, paired with the rounded shape it comes out quite nicely.

Vase with Peacock Glaze, Hideaki Miyamura

Community Connection: 1

Artist Name: Gésine Hackenberg

Location: http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.madmuseum.org?tab=people&uname=whsceramics

Due Date: 9/14/11

– ornate painted detail

– hand cut pattern

– connected two seemingly very different objects into one piece

This is what started out as a thrown plate. It’s shape and decoration gives it a very antique feel. Along the rim of the plate there is an intricate flower design, this is repeated in the center of the plate as well. What made this plate stand out to me is that it is not simply a beautiful plate, but it has perfectly cut circles out of it creating a necklace from the plate. These two different items are perfectly intertwine into one unified piece of art work. From the plate, came a very unique necklace.