The Works

Shown here is a sampling of recent works, including functional vessels, wearable art, figurative sculptural pieces, and whimsical (some say non-sensical) artifacts. Most works are one of a kind, though some pieces are created in small thematic series. Various pieces are available through commercial galleries; the artist also sells direct (contact Evelin to arrange a studio visit to Winnipeg Beach) and welcomes commissions (e.g. custom creations for special occasions, corporate gifts, etc.).

Enjoy…

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The Vamp Voluptuous coil-built stoneware sculpture, wood-fired to ∆ 12 (unglazed), on cast iron pedestal base, with woodstove-tarnished nickel ball-chain skirt; 280mm x 280mm x 630mm high. (collaboration with Robert L. Peters)

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Home To Roost A figurative coil-built sculpture in stoneware, wood-fired with various stains and glazes, incorporating brass birds and salvaged barbed wire, on a wax-finished dock-post base; 440mm x 420mm x 1420mm high (plinth height 770mm).

This is the largest piece I’ve made to date—wood-firing is somewhat unpredictable… I was particularly pleased with the ash deposits and natural flashing (colouration) on this piece.

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Third Time Lucky A figurative slab-built stoneware sculpture, finished with burnished steel low-fire glazes and iron oxide stain, with found porcelain hand and bifocal eyeglasses; 430mm x 230mm x 545mm high.

Beach safety is always top of mind when living in a lakeside community… combine this with the fear of myopic perspective and you have ready-made irony within reach.

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Wallflower A figurative coil and slab-built sculpture in stoneware, finished with low-fire glazes, cold-finished, with matching ceramic jewelery, on a re-purposed flatware chest; 385mm x 340mm x 460mm high.

What’s everyone looking at? (addressing the problem of not getting out too often… and then trying just a little too hard). Wanna dance? Pretty please…

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Are you there? A figurative slab-built piece in stoneware, finished with various stains and low-fire glazes; 170mm x 80mm x 170mm.

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Tabletop sculptures…

Above: Nebulous Reservoir, 120mm Ø x 320mm high (on iron stand); With the flow?, 250mm x 60mm x 150mm (stoneware with metal posts); Is anyone listening?, 120mm x 155mm. Measure for Measure, 250mm x 75mm x 90mm high (in iron rack; food-safe glazes allow for use as shot-glasses). All pieces hand-built stoneware with low-fire Cone 04 glazes in burnished steel and sea anemone.

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Zenish…

Above: Zenish (selections from series); generous thrown stoneware basins and vessels (200mm to 250mm Ø for bowls, 90mm Ø for match-bowls) fused with merged beach findings (coral and/or pebbles); some low-fired to Cone 04 with burnished steel glaze, others wood-fired to Cone 12+ (unglazed, but flame-kissed with warm blushes and ash).

Although not quite “zen” (perhaps more “wabi-sabi”) these pieces were an exercise in contemplation—combining natural findings with man-made form. The tactile end-results were surprisingly rewarding to mind and spirit…

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Whorls, orbs, and such…

Above: Tidal Pool Urbane, thrown stoneware basin 245mm Ø x 85mm; art object 30mm x 50mm hand-built stoneware with sheepskin nest-base; Questionable Motive?, thrown stoneware basin 250mm Ø x 90mm; 60mm Ø tactile orbs of hand-built stoneware; Phylogenic Wrap, hand-built stoneware vase, 85mm Ø x 190mm; Mantra (pendent on waxed cotton cord), 20mm Ø x 25mm hand-built stoneware. All pieces low-fired to Cone 04 with burnished steel and sea anemone glazes.

OK, in my defense, lots of people have this thing about tentacles… who knew that one glimpse of anemones in situ would trigger such an enduring leitmotiv? Whatever…

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Wearables…

Here’s a sampling of the many types of necklaces, pendents, and distinctive buttons that have proven to be popular over the past years. If you’re a fiber-artist or fashion designer looking for unique ornamentation, or you just want to replace those ugly plastic buttons on your favorite sweater… let me know.

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To be handled…

Above: Strangely Eager, 65mm Ø; Pierced Entry (bowl), 100mm Ø x 60mm; Nnnnniples, 60mm Ø. All art objects retro-formed stoneware with low-fire Cone 04 glazes in burnished steel.

It seems we live in a world that has forgotten the pleasures of tactility… much of my work attempts to counter this with an imbued invitation to touch. Ceramics is a haptic art-form. Don’t be afraid of feeling(s)…

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Love You Forever… This generous bowl was a commission to celebrate a 40th wedding anniversary. It bears a subtle yet perpetual message inscribed around the circumference (you feel it before you see it)— “…Carol loves Murray loves Carol loves Murray…” (250mm Ø x 85mm thrown stoneware with low-fire 04∆ burnished steel glaze, hand-crafted wooden gift box).

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Oddly Useful…

Above: Butch Saucy (sushi bowls); 90mm Ø, retro-formed stoneware with low-fire Cone 04 glaze in burnished steel. Everyman’s Ewer, 80mm Ø, 65mm spout, hand-built stoneware with carbon trap glaze gas fired to Cone 10. Buttoned Yoke (pedestal bowl), 85mm Ø base, 340mm Ø top, 140mm high, hand-built stoneware with low-fire Cone 04 glaze in burnished steel and ruby.

I used to make a lot of functional ceramics…
nowadays I revel in clay-pla
y.

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Sachet you say?

Above: Stop Her (scent vial), 30mm Ø x 40mm, thrown stoneware with tea glaze gas fired to Cone 10, unglazed stopper; Ode (scent vial), 45mm Ø x 40mm, thrown stoneware with low-fire Cone 04 glaze in burnished steel and ruby detail, glazed stopper.

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Time for tea?

Above: Chunky Sky, hand-built stoneware teapot in robin-egg glaze gas fired to Cone 10; Camelia Sinensis, 100mm Ø x 75mm, thrown stoneware teapot in burnished steel glaze electric-fired to Cone 04; Genmaicha, 105mm Ø x 105mm, thrown stoneware teapot in burnished steel glaze electric-fired to Cone 04. All have integral strainers and bamboo handles.

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Hidebound Boxes

Above: Hidebound Too, slab-built stoneware container, 105mm x 95mm x 240mm, low-fired Cone 04 burnished steel glaze, green leather hinge and closure; Somewhat Reclined, slab-built stoneware container, 90mm x 75mm x 200mm, low-fired Cone 04 burnished steel glaze, green leather trim.

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