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June 26 - July 19, 2020

Virtual Opening, Friday, June 26, 7 pm
featuring a livestream video of the exhibition on Facebook

Artspace Members Exhibition

Online Exhibition

Kay Franz

Textured Vessels

Ceramics

Watch the Video of this Exhibition on Facebook

'Textured Red Vessel 1,' Low fired red clay, 9 inch diameter, by Kay Franz

Textured Red Vessel 1
Low fired red clay
9 inch diameter
$210


'Textured Terra Sig w/channel,' Low fired red clay, 9 inch diameter, by Kay Franz

Textured Terra Sig w/channel
Low fired red clay
9 inch diameter
$210

'Textured Red Vessel 2,' Low fired red clay, 9 inch diameter, by Kay Franz

Textured Red Vessel 2
Low fired red clay
9 inch diameter
$210

'Textured White Terra Sig Moon Pot,' Low fired white clay, 9 inch diameter, by Kay Franz

Textured White Terra Sig Moon Pot
Low fired white clay
9 inch diameter
$210

This new series is an exploration of surface textures. Each piece is built by hand in a time consuming process using either low-fire red or white clay. A variety of needle-type tools are worked around each vessel's surface to create the various textures. Colors are achieved using combinations of terra sigilitas, underglazes and glazes. Pieces are fired twice in an electric kiln to achieve their final look.

Artist's Statement:
My work is greatly influenced by contemporary artists as wel as early pottery from the Americas, Japan and Korea. I owe so much to the work of other known and unknown artists, past and present and I am deeply grateful to all those influences that have provided so much inspiration. I hand build all work and use a combination of slabs and coils to construct my pieces. I use a combination of slips, glazes and acrylics for surface finishes. I bisque fire to cone 05, then final fire using an outdoor barrel kiln filled with newspaper and sawdust to yield the smoky, finish.

Bio:
I earned my BFA in Crafts from the University of Georgia in 1973. I am a member of numerous national and local arts organizations including NCECA, Ceramics Arts Network, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VMFA, Artspace, Art Works and Crossroads Art Center. I live in beautiful Richmond, VA with my son, two rowdy dogs and a rabbit named Louie.

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