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Wood Fired Ceramics
by Lars Voltz, USA

Celebrating geology, the forms of Lars' vessels reference the dynamic churning of the planet. As scale models of imaginary geological formations the work is grounded not only in a reverence for nature, but the synergy between the nature and culture. That link is made manifest when the raw clay, shaped by the artist, is exposed to a wood-fired atmosphere. Developing in response to potent natural forces, the surface is marked with organic colors and textures while solidifying into 'stone'. International studies, from Japan, China, Cuba, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand have informed the artist’s aesthetics, process and beliefs. The importance of culture and community as well as respect for science, nature and culture; these are the elements that influence and shape the work.  

Gnar Bowl
9in.H x 14.5W x 10.75D / 23cm.H x 37W x 27.5D

Chaotic Crystals, lidded box

Basin and Range
22in.H x 13Dia / 56cm.H x 33Dia

Gnar Bowl
8.75in.H x 12.25W x 10D