Artist of the Day / Jay / JLW Ceramics

“I love working with clay and all the possibilities it holds. From creation of form to the countless finishes, it is the medium of choice for the creative at heart.
Most of my work is fully functional and food safe. There are some pieces that are purely decorative and are meant to be enjoyed with the eye. I throw all of these pieces on a traditional non-electric kick wheel. I take pride in my work and like to think that it shows.”

http://www.etsy.com/shop/jlwceramics

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About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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