Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Cup: David Bolton - Grayslake, IL

David Bolton Flashed Cup woodfired stoneware 2010
(4.25 x 5 inches) CUP 018 $50

Ceramics is a medium rich in history.  No matter what the form there is reference to past traditions intentional or not.  My current work is wood-fired, a three thousand year old tradition and firing process.   Throughout history pots have also referenced the human body.  My work references textile patterns and the body as it relates to pottery.

David Bolton Houndstooth Cup wood-fired stoneware, 2011
(4.25 x 5 inches) CUP 019 $50 SOLD

The cup is a form that epitomizes function in relation to the body.  Of all functional forms it is the one that is most likely to be used and touched on a daily basis.  For this reason it how the cup meets your hands, your lips is just as important how the form meets your eyes.

David Bolton Grid Cup wood-fired, porcelain 2010
(5.25 x 4.5 inches) CUP 020 $50 SOLD

David Bolton is the Head of Ceramics at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, IL.  He studied Ceramics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Evansville.

David Bolton Polka Dot Chalice wood-fired, white stoneware 2011
(4 x 3.5 inches) CUP 021 $40 SOLD

David Bolton Paisley Cup wood-fired, porcelain, 2011
(3.5 x 6.25 inches) CUP 022 $50 SOLD

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