Large Handmade Bowls - Iron Slip and Wood Ash Glaze
We are thrilled to introduce new handmade ceramics by Massachusetts ceramic artist Steve Theberge. These bowls have a dark finish that varies from a dark rust color to a matte black. While they would make beautiful fruit bowls, they are perfect to eat or serve soups and salads.
Each is one-of-a-kind. Stoneware with iron slip and wood ash glaze. Gas fired and reduction cooled.
Dimensions: Approximately 9"x 2.25 H”
Dishwasher and microwave safe.
Of his work, Steve says:
During the three years that I lived in a monastery in Japan, I was struck by the way that ceramic objects enter into almost every sphere of life there, one material elegantly erasing the boundary between sacred and mundane. This began a subtle and ongoing shift in how I understand the relationship between function and form, tradition and innovation, material and experience. Although we operate under a very different cultural context here in the US, I continue to be inspired by my experience overseas, and strive to make work that fits in our lives in this same way.
My work is grounded in historical pots from the American Northeast and South, and strongly influenced by Japanese and Korean firing and making techniques. As I work I do my best to focus equally on the process and my state of mind, aware that each step of the way will be revealed in some way in the final piece. Working primarily with stoneware and making use of a few slips and glazes, my pots are intended for daily use on the table or altar. Deeply grateful for the boundaries that function and tradition place on my work, I aim to make pots that evoke a sense of history yet are born entirely of our present moment.
Steve has exhibited at the Smithsonian Craft Show and and Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show.
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