This vase is sculpted in the shape of a dancing crane, 19 inches tall.
This is one of my first head sculptures – somewhere along the line she was nicknamed “Lady”.
The Mamo vase was hand built and shaped, then painted with a slip that the foliage design is carved into.
This piece is the first big head I sculpted. She turned out looking vaguely ancient, so was dubbed “Greek Lady”.
My latest round of plates includes this new color combination – a striking contrast between designs carved in black underglaze under a warm honey-colored (food safe!) glaze.
Of course, not all flowers need be bright – I also really enjoy the simplicity of black designs against a subtle, not-too-white glaze.
I headed into the winter of 2011 – 2012 making floral plates and platters – lots of color to focus on as the days got dark and cold. Designs are painted in underglaze then carved for greater detail – so no two pieces are ever quite alike.
Uncle Dave Productions put together this imagery from the show:
An exhibit of recent work by Andrea Trzaskos, is be open for viewing July 12 – August 6, 2011, at the Judy Jensen Clay Studio, in Rochester, Vermont.