Fortuna, Delores
Galena, IL
Artist Statement
Forming function, a dance, often a tug of war, between thought and object making. Add to this dialogue the sheer joy of working with clays as materially responsive as porcelain and surfaces only possible through glass fusion. A dynamic is created which becomes a life-long fascination. My work uses basic wheel thrown shapes as starting points. The clays and glazes I use are often of my own formulation, fired to stoneware temperatures (2374o F) in a gas reducing fiber kiln. My glazes are food safe, mircowave and dishwashing stable.
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