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Lynda Ladwig

Medium: Ceramics

Booth #: LN11

Artist bio: My career with clay has been a relatively short one but the act of creating and capturing volume has been a long one- thirty years- as an architectural designer. Through this profession I am able to answer my need to manipulate environments; working with clay addresses this need as well.

I hand build from slabs of porcelain clay. I create series of functional pieces: trays, ewers and vessels. The majority of these pieces are comprised of two slabs of clay joined at the edges leaving a 'pocket' of volume inside. I visualize the shapes in terms of elevations and edges. The'pocket' of volume contrasts with the sharp edges of the profile.

Most all of these pieces employ the use of slip (liquid clay) in in either black or white. Designs are created through different methods: sgrafitto, paper stencil, and texture. My pieces are twice fired using a clear matte glaze or left unglazed.

Artist Statement: Primarily functional work handbuilt from slabs of cone 6 porcelain with food safe glazes.
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