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OLGA TUROK – Artist statement

I find a tremendous enjoyment in the process of transforming raw organic material into a fine art object. Every piece gains its own story, meaning and purpose. It is the magic of this transformation that I wish to share with others, as well as my passion for art.

One of the techniques I enjoy is hand building and throwing pots for burnishing and sawdust firing by hot smoke. These are also known as primitive pottery and were originally used as food storage containers.

There is a deep meaning to my black pots. Working on these pots makes me feel grounded and connected to the Earth. Every vessel undergoes a long process of creation, which includes the elements of nature – Earth, Water, Air and Fire. Through the long process of transforming raw organic material into a fine art object every piece gains its own story, meaning and purpose. It is the magic of this transformation that I wish to share with others.

All my lidded vessels were created with the intention of being used as urns. I traveled in Nepal, Tibet and shortly in India to learn about Buddhism. That is where the inspiration of the Lotus Vessel come from. The different shades of black and gray is accidental and always surprising. Burnished pots are bisque fired on a low temperature and then fired second time in a hardwood sawdust in metal containers. The last firing is done in Cariboo.

在将有机原料转变为精美艺术品的过程中,我享受了极大的乐趣。每一件作品都有自己的故事、意义和目的。我希望与他人分享窑变的魔力以及我对艺术的热情。

我最喜欢用的技法是手工拉坯,再用热烟熏烧和锯末烧制。这也被称为原始陶器制作法,因为此类器皿最初是用来储存食物的。

我黑色罐系列作品具有很深的涵义。与这些黑色器皿的亲密接触让我觉得自己特别接地气!让我加深对地球家园的感悟。我的每件作品都要经历漫长的创造过程,其中包括几大自然要素:土、水、空气和火。通过漫长的,将有机原料转变为艺术品的过程,需要人杰地灵才可实现。

我所有带盖子的作品都可用作容器。我曾在尼泊尔、西藏和印度旅行,以了解佛教。荷叶边大碗的灵感来源于此。陶艺制作给人带来的不可预知的效果往往令人惊讶,这件荷叶边大碗表面的黑色和灰色的晕影是偶然形成的!

我将其打磨之后, 在低温下进行首次烧制, 然后再在金属容器中的硬木锯末中再烧一次, 是在卑诗省Cariboo的一个窑烧制而成。