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