Suzanne Stumpf: Nest with Eggs V, 2011, 9”w x 2”h, wheelthrown with handbuilt components; porcelain; oxidation fired to cone 10

Suzanne Stumpf: Nest with Eggs V, 2011, 9”w x 2”h, wheelthrown with handbuilt components; porcelain; oxidation fired to cone 10

Suzanne Stumpf: Diatoms, 2011, 16”w x 11”d x 3.5”h, handbuilt with wheelthrown components; porcelain and porcelain paperclay; oxidation fired to cone 10Interactive sculpture inspired by the beauty of these mysterious single-celled organisms. Upon learning that diatoms may also help against global warming, I was even more driven to “interpret” them.

Suzanne Stumpf: Diatoms, 2011, 16”w x 11”d x 3.5”h, handbuilt with wheelthrown components; porcelain and porcelain paperclay; oxidation fired to cone 10

Interactive sculpture inspired by the beauty of these mysterious single-celled organisms. Upon learning that diatoms may also help against global warming, I was even more driven to “interpret” them.

Suzanne Stumpf: Spike, 2008, 5.5”h x 8”w x 3” d, wheelthrown and altered porcelain with handbuilt components; black slip and shellac resist; oxidation fired to cone 10I am yet to meet a woman who does not smile knowingly or even laugh out loud when viewing “Spike.” “Für die Schönheit muß man leiden” — “For beauty, one must suffer.”
The fashion industry only seduced me into wearing too-high heels for a short time in my life. It was a long time ago, yet I do have a strong physical memory of how my feet felt after walking an unplanned distance or standing longer than anticipated in them.
“Spike” has innumerable permutations for viewing. When all of the black, orange, yellow, and white “pins” are removed, Spike is somewhat of a trompe l’oeil with the raised black dots disguising its holes. The pins at first glance seem to be playful pain indicators. Yet, because the pins are pointed on both ends, when we place them into Spike, can we feel also a wee bit of revenge?

Suzanne Stumpf: Spike, 2008, 5.5”h x 8”w x 3” d, wheelthrown and altered porcelain with handbuilt components; black slip and shellac resist; oxidation fired to cone 10

I am yet to meet a woman who does not smile knowingly or even laugh out loud when viewing “Spike.” “Für die Schönheit muß man leiden” — “For beauty, one must suffer.”

The fashion industry only seduced me into wearing too-high heels for a short time in my life. It was a long time ago, yet I do have a strong physical memory of how my feet felt after walking an unplanned distance or standing longer than anticipated in them.

“Spike” has innumerable permutations for viewing. When all of the black, orange, yellow, and white “pins” are removed, Spike is somewhat of a trompe l’oeil with the raised black dots disguising its holes. The pins at first glance seem to be playful pain indicators. Yet, because the pins are pointed on both ends, when we place them into Spike, can we feel also a wee bit of revenge?

Deborah Britt: Basket, 12” x 6”, Wheel-Thrown with Hand-Built and Wire Handle, Salt-Fired Porcelain with Slip and Glaze Decoration, Cone Ten, 2011

Deborah Britt: Basket, 12” x 6”, Wheel-Thrown with Hand-Built and Wire Handle, Salt-Fired Porcelain with Slip and Glaze Decoration, Cone Ten, 2011

Deborah Britt: Jaunty Pouring Vessel II, 9” x 7”, Wheel-Thrown and Altered, Salt-Fired Porcelain with Glaze Decoration, Cone Ten, 2011

Deborah Britt: Jaunty Pouring Vessel II, 9” x 7”, Wheel-Thrown and Altered, Salt-Fired Porcelain with Glaze Decoration, Cone Ten, 2011

Deborah Britt: Pitcher Set, 9” x 14”, Wheel-Thrown and Altered, Salt-Fired with Slip and Glaze Decoration, Cone Ten, 2011

Deborah Britt: Pitcher Set, 9” x 14”, Wheel-Thrown and Altered, Salt-Fired with Slip and Glaze Decoration, Cone Ten, 2011

Deborah Britt: Stamped Vase, 9” x 4”, Wheel-Thrown and Altered, Salt-Fired Porcelain with Honey Weiser Glaze and Stamp decoration, Cone Ten, 2011

Deborah Britt: Stamped Vase, 9” x 4”, Wheel-Thrown and Altered, Salt-Fired Porcelain with Honey Weiser Glaze and Stamp decoration, Cone Ten, 2011

Deborah Britt: VC Matte Butter Dish, 4’ x 5.5”, Wheel-Thrown and Altered, Salt-Fired Porcelain with Slip and Glaze Decoration, Cone Ten, 2011

Deborah Britt: VC Matte Butter Dish, 4’ x 5.5”, Wheel-Thrown and Altered, Salt-Fired Porcelain with Slip and Glaze Decoration, Cone Ten, 2011

Deborah Britt: Whisky Flask I, 5.5” x 6” x 4”, Wheel-Thrown and Altered, Salt-Fired Porcelain with Slip Decoration, Cone Ten, 2011

Deborah Britt: Whisky Flask I, 5.5” x 6” x 4”, Wheel-Thrown and Altered, Salt-Fired Porcelain with Slip Decoration, Cone Ten, 2011

Ian F. Thomas: Di-analytic Variables, Wheel-thrown, altered, hand-built, earthenware, electric fired cone 02, steel, paint, gold leaf / 38x37x30 inches, 40 lbs

Ian F. Thomas: Di-analytic Variables, Wheel-thrown, altered, hand-built, earthenware, electric fired cone 02, steel, paint, gold leaf / 38x37x30 inches, 40 lbs