Scott Jelich

Forming, shaping, and cutting on the potter’s wheel tends to be a discipline in repetition and consistency. When working at the wheel, I allow myself the latitude to balance the rhythm of rote labor with interludes of exploration. Choices occur throughout the making process in reaction to how the material responds to my touch. I shape the work with my hands, starting from the inside out. Swelling the form, wider and wider, I push the limits of the material. The marks made on the surface may be different depending on the tool I use or speed at which the wheel is turning. I strive to create a personal arrangement of form, texture and color that exists as both a functional object, as well as poetic narrative that conveys a sense of motion, volume, and

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