Curtis Stewardson
Artist Statement
With this new body of work, I have been exploring the interplay of structures thinking precisely about mass, volume and edge.  The inquiry has allowed for me to investigate and revisit systems, geometry and puzzles.  This pursuit keeps my process alive.
Although the work is linked to the history of forms within pottery and utilitarian concerns, I’ve tried to develop different relationships by using unexpected shifts, folds, pivots and apertures within each planar surface.
Exploring asymmetry to me represents a type of freedom to investigate abstract translations of traditional vessel parts.  I like to try to reimagine my visual language through the basic elements of lip, body, and foot.
Additionally, I have been experimenting with various raw clays from Georgia along with electric firing, but most of my recent ceramic work is wood-fired.