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Artist Statement

by Deborah Britt in Artist Statement
     

My
work mainly consists of salt-fired Porcelain and Stoneware.  The salt-firing process is unique in
that salt is introduced into the kiln when it reaches the proper temperature
(2345 degrees F for my work). 
Inside the kiln, the salt vaporizes and settles onto the pieces, forming
its own glaze over the clay body. 
I also use various slips and glazes to further decorate the pots.

 

I
draw inspiration from many sources—nature, other artists I admire, and even
current events.  I love to
experiment and play with form. You will see this in both in my functional and
sculptural work.

 

In
my functional work, my goal is to make the pieces “special”.  I hope that everyday users will
appreciate being “in the moment” as they sip from their hand-made cup or enjoy
soup from their favorite bowl.

 

My
sculptural pieces all have specific meaning for me, but sometimes are just
fun!  I don’t wish to impose my
views of the work upon others, but would rather viewers lend their own
interpretation to the pieces within their own contexts and ideas.  Most importantly, I hope the sculptures
will inspire viewers to pause and consider how the piece relates to their
lives.

 

 

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