我這次展覽包含一系列的陶瓷容器, 探索抽象圖案, 壓花直感, 姿態. 這一系列寬鬆的基於自然環境以及蛻變. 外型包含了陶土水壺, 儲存容器, 喝水容器. 我用陶板, 壓擠機器, 手拉坏元件. 壓擠手把以及壓擠裝飾元件來寬鬆的基於古代青銅器容器以及明代寶塔懸挑屋頂的四角. 配對的水壺寬鬆的基於石獅和陰陽對比象徵保護內外空間.
David grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. He earned his Bachelors in Art from Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin and his Masters in Fine Art at the University of Dallas, Texas. David is currently a visual arts instructor at Taipei American School, where he teaches ceramics, Art History and 2-D design/drawing. Prior to coming to TAS, he completed an artist residency at the Yingge Ceramics Museum in New Taipei City and taught ceramics classes with the Wu Xing Design Company and Ceramic Art Studio in Taipei. He says of his work…
"My current work reflects two directions that I find exciting and challenging, one based on three dimensional volumes and the other print-making based. The ceramic medium offers opportunities to explore form, mark-making, and purpose. My aesthetic concerns with line and texture are reflected in the embossed lines of my slab pieces. The making of my work combines hand-built, wheel-thrown, stamped slabs, and extruded elements; and in doing so connects me to the functional tradition of ceramics while at the same time connects me to aesthetics and processes of drawing and print-making.
Many of these pieces are fired in a gas kiln. Recently, I have integrated vapor glazing with soda. This process involves spraying a solution of soda and water into the kiln once it has reached its peak temperature. The soda is carried by the flames of the firing and is distributed on surface of the pieces. This process gives the work subtle gradations between satin and glossy surfaces as well as gradations between opaque and transparent ones. For the most part, my glaze palette is limited to shino type, iron saturated, and opaque satin glazes. The resulting pieces show a tonal range of creams to darker warmer tones based on the amount of reduction, the textures on the pieces, and the thickness of the glaze.
My aesthetics reflect living at the edge of Yang Ming mountain, which has exposed me to the variety and subtleties of organic patterns with linear textures. The unique experience of stamping and printing reflect and reinforce my fascination with my surrounding environment while joining it with the long tradition of the ceramics arts."
When he is not working on art projects with his students he enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. They especially enjoy exploring Yang Ming Shan National Park.
日期時間｜2020/10/31(六)-2020/11/8(日) 9:00-17:00例：2018/10/20(六)-10/30(二) 11:00-18:00