Wood fired stoneware with porcelain slip
By Jessica Dubin
September 23 - November 14, 2020
Curated by Lisa Breznak
I have spent years exploring convergent and divergent paths in ceramics. My work continues to evolve incrementally. I often wind up where I began but with the advantage of experience.
Whether making functional pottery or sculpture, there is a deep-rooted fascination with mark making. Spirals and circles, ripples akin to those in water or windblown sand, forms inspired by diatoms, seed pods, and sea-worn stones.
Attention to surface is constant. Layers of thick porcelain slip retain marks from fingers and tools. They create opportunities for glaze and wood ash to accentuate them: to pool within and between. I strive for an immediacy of gesture, a sense of softness and movement that remain essential to the finished piece.
These objects can be seen as a collection of specimens. They straddle the divide between the ‘made’ and the ‘found’, and are imbued with a bit of mystery. My aim is to disclose progression within continuity; to reveal the point of origin and know it in a more profound way.
ARTIST RECEPTION - April 18, 2020 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Exhibit is open during museum hours:
Wednesday - Saturday, 12 to 4pm