2020 Ceramic Artists
Clay is my medium of choice. I use a variety of forming techniques including: Slab construction, throwing and coiling to create my forms. I will periodically marry other materials such as copper and iron to the clay to achieve my intent. Old school Raku is my process. I have yet to find a process as exciting and satisfying as the traditional carbon black and white crackle glazes.
Michigan City, Indiana
Paul first forms his work on a potter’s wheel and then carves and manipulates the surfaces. The carving is spontaneous and unconscious, similar to abstract expressionist painting. This provides aa clear contrast to the controlled methods of glazing. The glazing process captures and contains the loose gesture of the carving, creating a pleasing visual tension within the piece. Several methods are used in the glazing process. These include dipping, spraying and airbrushing with a variety of bright colorful glazes that are easy on the eye and durable. Paul fires his work in the kilns that he built. These include gas and electric.
Clay is a amorphourus material that takes the shape of the space that it inhabits. Clay may then take the shape of anything in nature and imagination. It is this ability to become anything that makes clay an exciting material to work with. There are no limits to the possibility of what forms the clay may take.
Winter Haven, Florida.
Tim Peters Studio creates art that supports 5 dogs, 8 cats,6 parrots, 10 koi and a very extensive garden. The vessels and plates are exquisitely carved into the porcelain creations. When you visit Tim’s booth, you will see how creative Tim is, and don’t forget to ask him about Pet Porcelain Tile Portraits.
“I feel our world has become oversaturated with mass machine made production items. Fine works of art are becoming a rarity as people have left behind the tradition of working with one’s hands. It has taken many years to acquire my skills, a process of learning which is ever continuing. I strive to create works of art that can be cherished by their owner and enjoyed by generations to come.”
Since 2001, I have shown in over 200 shows across the country while winning many awards. I received my BFA from Carnegie-Mellon with a degree in painting and ceramics in 1972, and my MFA from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago in 1973 with degrees in ceramics and sculpture.