Jim Kraft Ceramic Vessel
Ceramic vessels by Jim Kraft. Price is per vessel.
One vase is 8.5"W x 7.5"D x 8.5"H. The other is 8.5" W x 8.5"D x 8.5"H.
Jim Kraft received his BA in Ceramics from Northern Michigan University in Marquette in 1973. He earned his BFA in Ceramics in 1979 from the University of Washington. He has been the recipient of two grants from the Ford Foundation and his work is included in public and private collections throughout the US.
From Jim Kraft's web site:
My ceramic work has been a succession/evolution of ideas over a thirty year period. I take certain elements that “work” in one series and often build the next series based on those elements. That could include the color of the clay body, the colors of the surface treatment, the texture of the surface, the form or the building technique. I enjoy working with the idea in mind of smaller parts making up the whole. Tiles covering a wall. Vessels made with coil and brick-like pieces, or cut and torn clay parts that make a vessel look basket-like. The vessel form appeals to me on a level that I don’t understand. It is a sort of mystery. When I am out in the world and see such a form I am immediately drawn to it. As much as I am concerned with surface texture it is ultimately the simple form of a vessel that appeals to my eye. I would like to think my work, and the act of making the work, connects me with past cultures who used the same materials to make vessels for ceremony or everyday use. I like the idea of being a part of the long history of people making things with their hands.
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