Kurt Blackman Part 4

Ash Tray, 2019, ceramic and glass, 1x5x5 inches

For this piece I was exploring melting glass into a ceramic form. In high school I experimented a little by placing marbles into the bottom of a vessel before being fired for the second time. For this project I used broken pieces of fused glass instead. Overall, I think it worked much better. The colors blended better and are more vibrant. On the outside of the vessel is carved “Warren G 20’” referencing what dorm I stayed in my first year while attending Whitworth. 

Yellow Utensil Holder, 2019, ceramic, 7x4x4 inches

For this vessel I focused on varying the texture in preparation for another, much larger piece. In the end it turned out just how I wanted, so I kept it. The aspect of this piece that is most favorable is the sleek line between the glazed and the unglazed areas. In addition to that the varying shades of yellow throughout the exterior of the piece compliment the bare stoneware. 

Green Utensil Holder, 2019, ceramic, 8×4.5×4.5 inches

This was made for the kitchen in my college house. Having seven guys means a lot of cooking so a utensil holder was useful. This design was in process as the Pandemic set in, so I was unable to refine it to perfection. However, the flaring lip coupled with the rolls on the exterior add to the holders form.  

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