Description: Espresso Cup. Functional wheel-thrown, cone 6 white porcelaneous stoneware, glaze,underglazes, slips, sgraffito and pencil
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About the artist: Stephen Hawes lives in Waterloo, Ontario where makes wheel-thrown and hand-built functionalpottery. He has taken courses at Sheridan College, Sir Sanford Fleming College and has attended manyworkshops.He recently was awarded the Tuckers Award of Merit (“Earthborn”) 2019He is a four time recipient of the Craft Ontario Design Award.Recent exhibitions include “Last Call IV: Handmade Ceramics for Storing, Pouring, and Sipping FineLibations” (Companion Gallery) and “Earthborn” (Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery).His work was published in “500 Plates and Chargers” published by Lark Books.He is a member of the Waterloo Potters’ Workshop, and Fusion.You can find his work at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Gardiner Museum Shop and Blue CrowGallery.
Artist Statement: I make wheel-thrown functional porcelain cups. Forms are altered to feel comfortable in one’s hand. Acertain intimacy is felt as the lip of a cup touches the lips of the user.The surface is treated as a canvas that allows the user to visually enjoy joyously coloured, abstractshapes (influenced from my earlier career as a microbiologist) that are outlined in black. Texture isadded to remind one of the soft nature of clay before it is fired.I hope using my cups allow the user slow down and be enriched through the daily ritual of their use.
Hawes, Stephen- Espresso Cup
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