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This collection of pottery is part of my continual progression into the abstract format inspired by the colours, shapes and textures utilizing a clay substrate. Making connections between functionality and creativity to develop an expanded relationship with the user and artist. This is expressed by the harmonious variance of colour and line, the interplay of shapes and form. Furthering the concept is the use of organic shapes and the incorporation of texture by applying various tools and techniques from my artistic career in mixed media painting, and printmaking.
My journey into pottery has begun by developing skills in the utilization of the potter’s wheel using compatible mid-range fired stoneware clay bodies, glazes, slips, engobes in an electric kiln. Highly utilitarian in its ability to be placed in the oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe. The modification of select wheel thrown pieces are by applying altered form practices while adding texture along with the use of a variety of compatible glazes, slips and engobes to completion. Further conceptional ideas have been explored in the realm of slab, coil, and pinch pot techniques.
The parameter of my exploration begins with a singular preconceived idea of functionally while attempting to balance the incorporation of artist creativity. With each pottery piece developed my skills, creativity and exploration reveals something new to respond to. I am continuing to explore the infinite ways that a compactible range of clay bodies, pottery building methods, glazing techniques and form altering practices, can transform pieces into rich and expressive visual statements building on initial conceptual ideas. - Lisa Zavitz


Artist’s Hometown: Invermere, BC

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Village Arts in Invermere offers fine contemporary and traditional craft in pottery, glass, fibre, metal, photography, fine art and more. Forty-five artisans are featured in the Village Arts store.