Artist of the Day / JIMMY EDDINGS / Algoma, WI

Ceramics was my first love as an artist, and it took me about 25 years to realize that I don’t have the patience, or attention to the necessary technical details to be very good at it.  And, maybe not the kind of imagination it takes to start with just a lump of clay and create something worth sharing.  That’s why I like using ‘found objects’ as a starting point for my work.  Jimmy Eddings obviously has what I lack, and more!

“The objects I make as a ceramic artist are based on my observations and interaction with the natural world. In nature and my creative process there is a sense of discovery, an opportunity to explore a new environment and push further in a familiar territory.”

“Through texture, form and color objects are manipulated to represent—but not perfectly duplicate—my findings in nature.”

“During the creative process, I am conscious of the possibilities the material has to offer. The making is quite intuitive, responding to how the clay is reacting to the different techniques where the original inspiration or plan for a piece can and will change through the making.”

“I am not interested in re-creating natural objects found in nature. I use the forms and my emotional responses to the objects as the conceptual platform for creating works of art. Capturing the essence of my inspiration in the objects I make enables the viewer to go through the same emotions I do in nature and within my studio.”

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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2 Responses to Artist of the Day / JIMMY EDDINGS / Algoma, WI

  1. mobius faith says:

    Another pretty amazing find. Love this stuff.

  2. ibraryunus says:

    wow these are pretty unique…… 🙂

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