Monday, November 9, 2009

David Morgan

David Morgan's pottery is richly glazed in colors such as copper red and layered with other hues. Looking into a vessel is like gazing into a deep pool of gorgeous, saturated color.
Though he works in the functional tradition, David considers his work to be more contemporary than traditional in effect. He draws inspiration from nature, integrating natural motifs and patterns such as carved leaves, fish and birds into his pieces. He often carves the outside of the piece using a scraffito (also "sgraffito") technique in which a layer of clay is painted on the outside and then carved through to show the contrasting color underneath. He also draws and paints on many of his pieces with clay slip.

David Morgan has been making functional stoneware for 30 years.

1 comment:

  1. Wish we could be there to enjoy the show!
    Love, Mom & Dad