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"Domesticating Chaos for the Aesthete"

  Artist's Statement    




Chaos and Order

Chaos and order are the mutual engineers of our existence.  This idea is a part of a mosaic of philosophies that spans all religions, all sciences and all cultures.  Some believe that if there is balance within the coexistence of chaos and order, a pure and logical outcome occurs.  I participate in this balance while producing my work. The process starts by wedging clay, and ends when I take the piece out of post fire reduction. I am trying to uphold that balance by throwing harmonious forms and applying logical and symmetrical designs, creating Order.  The Chaos has many variables, the clay, the glaze, the fire, the weather