Monday, January 3, 2011

Sandusky Cultural Center - Stripes January 9 - February 13, 2011

Happy New Year-

It already seems that the new year is bringing much change.  Some wanted and some unwanted.  But the New Year did roll in and came in with a forceful wind of changes for many.
Today, I drove to Sandusky, Ohio to drop work off for a show titled Stripes.  Below is the artist statement for the body of clay work I dropped off for this show-

Stripes – Sandusky Cultural Art Center January 2011

Artist Statement
How thrilled I was to be invited to the Stripes Exhibition.
The use of line in the creation of stripes and also dots has been a main theme to create pattern on the surface of claywork for much of my career.
For this show, my focus was to use stripes as the dominant pattern in terms of number of stripes. For example, an alternating grid pattern of stripes and dots may have several stripes while only having one to three dots on the grid.
The vases were especially challenging to glaze. The use of stripes on the vase draws an additional vase image on the surface of the form. So, you are looking at two contrasting vase shapes within one object.  (I will post some images of vases and additional work that can be viewed at this show in future posts.)
The clay is porcelain, the glazes are made in my studio, the pattern is created using wax resist with the glaze although some pattern is carved, and the work is fired to cone 10 in an electric kiln.

I hope you will be able to see the show or join us at the opening.
Sandusky Cultural Center
2130 Hayes Avenue at Perkins
Sandusky Ohio
public hours: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday through Friday
Sandusky Cultural Center is located in the Sandusky High School complex on the northeast corner of SR 4 (Hayes Ave) and Perkins Avenue.

Theresa Yondo
Concept to Creation

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