by Eric Whollem
oxides on white earthenware clay
2.5" x 2"
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This ceramic miniature, designed as a pendant, displays the sort
of textures found in stones in nature. Burnished oxides evoke the
striations found in natural mineral samples.
This piece, designed to stand on 'all fours' as well as serve as a
centerpiece in a necklace, depicts a dog, stylized along the lines
of ethnic arts.
They say there are two sorts of ceramic sculptors: those who began
by work in stone, and those who began as potters. I never was a
potter, but worked in soapstone back in the 1970's when I was
living in Feather Falls, California.
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