Helen Kunzman

category: Visual,

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Artist Statement

Currently I'm finding myself drawn back, once again, to shapes which allude to the rounded form of the egg. I believe that a universe is contained in that simple form - so round and so deep. For me the wheel is integral in the process of creation.  I begin with the pure form of the thrown pot and build onto it a flaked and broken surface texture almost archeological in appearance.  A crackled egg-like form emerges.  I sometimes add coils, stretching them until broken but still intact and surviving the process. I create my own glaze recipes.  I want the clay body to come through, the glaze being like a skin rather than a dense cover.  I believe that the function of the glaze is to maximize form thus bringing the pot to its best level.

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