Bowie Croisant Ceramic Artist Weblog

September 9, 2009

Updated Artist Statement

Filed under: Uncategorized — bowie croisant @ 9:27 pm

Here is an updated artist statement.

It’s been a long time since I posted anything like that, and I intend to do a better job of posting regularly….new images, and current info  YAY!

Here is the statemtent.  I plan to continue tweaking it, let me know if you have any suggestions or reflections!

Inspirations for my designs come from a love of geometry, modern
architecture and farm machinery commonly seen while growing up in
rural southeast Kansas.

3D-CAD software enables me to accurately visualize objects during the
design phase of my process.  I am enthralled by the plastic properties
of clay and the versatility of mold-making, slip-casting and assembly.
Repeated production and reconfiguration of modular elements allows me
to create and continually refine similar, yet unique objects.

Teapots are representative of the pinnacle of functional ceramic
design.  My vessels allude to my early interest in functional
ceramics, while providing a vehicle for sculptural exploration.

The vessels are soda fired to emphasize the edges, planes and corners.  This firing process allows me to manipulate the kiln atmosphere during the firing to achieve varied results, adding to the uniqueness of each individual work.

Here is an image of a pot that came out of the kiln on September 7th.

It makes great use of a flashing slip I had been using called Kazegama Yellow.  To this slip I added 12% of an encapsulated cadmium stain.

The results are:

Just Peachy

Just Peachy


  1. I’m doing a project in my high school ceramics class and came across you. Your “Just Peachy” is an interesting piece. I like it 😉

    Comment by Ashley Simmons — September 26, 2009 @ 12:59 am

  2. super starke Arbeiten, genial!
    lG. Harry

    Comment by Harry — April 8, 2010 @ 2:21 pm

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