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Steven Forbes-deSoule

(828) 645-9065

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"Philosophically, I am using ceramic art as a means to achieve a balance between conscious control and the more subtle, unconscious or universal forces that permeate our reality. Creating forms on the wheel successfully, requires a high degree of control. As the pieces move toward completion, however, this control over them becomes less conscious and more spontaneous. The raku firing is the ultimate test of achieving this balance, when my relationship with the pottery is caught in an intimate embrace between conscious action and the strong, yet subtle forces of the fire and smoke."

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"Philosophically, I am using ceramic art as a means to achieve a balance between conscious control and the more subtle, unconscious or universal forces that permeate our reality. Creating forms on the wheel successfully, requires a high degree of control. As the pieces move toward completion, however, this control over them becomes less conscious and more spontaneous. The raku firing is the ultimate test of achieving this balance, when my relationship with the pottery is caught in an intimate embrace between conscious action and the strong, yet subtle forces of the fire and smoke."

"Change and growth are important aspects of the direction of my work. I believe that it should be fun to make pots, and that playfulness is a key to releasing creative potential. Exploring new forms and refining old ones, along with a what if I try this attitude in dealing with the glazes and surfaces, keeps my work moving and evolving."



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