Every vase ever created has it's own story. Some vases are strategically hand-built from coils or slabs of clay. Other vases are "thrown" on the potter's wheel with steady hands and a vision of transforming a hunk of clay into something stunning.
The vases here, were created on the potter's wheel. For the Under The Influence show at BAYarts, we were to chose a master painter or potter that inspires us and create a body of work. The artist I chose as my inspiration is master painter, Mark Rothko.
Rothko, had the ability to capture moods and emotions in his color field paintings with only a few colors. With these Rothko inspired vases, I use a few colors to capture the viewer for a few lingering moments. My goal is for the viewers to be as captured by the content in these vases as I was captured by the content in Mark Rothko's color field paintings (below).
To view more pottery created by our advanced students for the Under The Influence show at BAYarts click on the link below or come stop by the Sullivan Family Gallery in the historic Fuller House. If you are interested in buying a vase please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org