CRAFT – Runner-up
Made in Black Diamond
$50 to $400
Potter David Barnes has undertaken a lifelong search to recreate the intricacies of rock strata, (layered sedimentary rock) with his pottery. He has achieved this goal with his Strata Vessels, made using techniques he developed himself. The Eversfield Ceramics Strata Vessels use approximately nine different clays that Barnes puts through an extruder to produce coils that he forms into shape on a pottery wheel. The pieces are then biscuit-fired to 1,000°C, glazed with metallic oxides and re-fired in a reduction atmosphere of 1,210°C. All that work produces these complex and distinctive pieces that speak both to the hard work of Albertans and the landscape that shapes them.
Photograph: Jared Sych | Writer: Amber McLinden
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