VASE HEADED FIGURE
by Eric Whollem
earth pigments in polymer emulsion on white clay
PHOTO COPYRIGHT BY THE ARTIST
NOTES ON JOMON POTTERY
This sculpture was loosely inspired by Ainu Jomon ware pottery
from ancient Japan. The work of the Jomon period has many
structural similarities to Mesoamerican sculpture. Jomon ware is
among the most ancient pottery in the world. Much of it is sculptural.
'Jomon' literally means 'rope impression,' as rope was pressed into
much of the Jomon ware for textural effect. I have developed my own
texturizing 'tools' which include ceramic fragments, natural objects, etc.
See more of my CERAMIC SCULPTURES:
Ceramic Sculpture Video.
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