December 16, 2012

Still-Life and Amy Myers Rustic Collection

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Still-Life with Grapes and White Bowl, S. Myers   Photograph 2012

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White Pot, Rustic Collection
Amy Myers
Stoneware, Tin-White Glaze

   Earlier this year I was privileged to take photos for Amy Myers' "Rustic Collection", a series of hand-thrown ceramics inspired by the Middle Ages -  by its rustic daily ware, produced at the same time the great French cathedrals were being built, and full of the same astonishing combination of sunlight, quiet, and overwhelming nervous energy. 
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White Bowl, Rustic Collection
Amy Myers
Stoneware, Tin-White Glaze
    Amy Myers has conveyed this emotion into her collection, which are her own forms and conception but also her own materials: glaze, clay, and combinations.  I endeavored to capture their quality in my photography.  Beside the set of pictures I took for her site, I also created a still-life with the bowl from the series.  I feel it to be a sober, handsome composition, suggesting simplicity rather than over-abundance; the quiet gravity of the pottery has created its own core balance.

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White Pitcher, Rustic Collection
Amy Myers
Stoneware, Tin-White Glaze

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