Jeff Forster Poster: October, 2013
If the work is interesting enough, it should make the poster. I wanted to present the title as if it were projected onto the piece. The slight distortion to the type is thanks to a displacement map.
I like adding quotes from the artist statement. It adds a personal touch. A hint to the viewer. A clue. Something to say… “hey! You! You may relate to this. Come and see the rest of my work.”
I remember this show. The pieces were heavy. Special custom mounts were made for the pieces to hang on the wall. If they had fallen, the marble beneath would have felt it.
I have always been attached to atmospheric firing, but sadly as much as I want to build a soda/salt kiln in my backyard, the city of Fort Worth has codes. I’ll have to purchase some land out in the country somewhere. Wish. Wish.
Last fall I created two digital pieces for a faculty show at TCC, that I tentatively termed part of a “gizmo(logy)” series. I had so much fun with those images, and I’ve been expanding that collection with both 2D and 3D works.
Next month FWADA is hosting it’s annual spring gallery night, and I’m so fortunate to be able to have my first solo show as a part of that event. I’ll be showing new work from the Gizmo(logy) series, as well as some of my favorites from Clay, Light and Time, and Liquid Clay Drawings, hopefully presented in an interesting new way. The show will be at Gallery 414 in Fort Worth, TX.
The theme for the class was “water”. I couldn’t keep Hokusai’s wave out of my mind. Here ya go.
The Mrs. and I loved how some tiles turned out so much for a project, that we decided to make our own. Finished tiles are on their way. Terracotta with a white slip and clear glaze. Will post updates.
I did this Ceramic Box demo in class and it turned out so well, I made a whole bunch for gifts.