Sunday, April 20, 2014

David Pottinger

David Pottinger’s ceramics feature intricate patterns on their surface, which are the result of a unique, meticulous process. The forms he uses are fairly simple, usually cylinders or bowls/cups, so that the interesting surface qualities are the main focus. Most of his pieces are handbuilt. The artist first uses dyes to stain his clay, and then puts many, many thin layers of the different colored clays on top of each other to create a clock. Sheets are cut from this block and then the artist puts these sheets together to create his forms. These pieces are interesting to look at because of their active, complex patterns, but even more interesting when you find out the process used to create them!

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