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Marcelina Salazar: Lights, Ceramics, Function

  • Tom Thomson Art Gallery 840 1st Avenue West Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 4K4 Canada (map)

Lights, Ceramics, Function celebrates the importance of handmade ceramic objects through function, beauty and simplicity of form.

For many years now Salazar’s artistic practice as a potter has evolved through her passion for porcelain. Salazar’s work explores the act of making as a process to create functional objects which quietly slip into the dynamics of home-life. Her approach is as much about the meditative actions of making as it is with experimenting and challenging her boundaries as a maker. Salazar crafts her works using a soda-firing technique in a wood fired kiln which results in delicate textures over the soft white porcelain surfaces. The interior lining of her works are controlled with selective colour glazes while the exterior surfaces become glazed through the distinctive firing process.

“The surfaces are consistently rich and dynamic, yet there is variation from firing to firing, and within each kiln load. I love this relationship between firing and surface results; it feels like I am painting with fire.”

Lights, Ceramics, Function marks Salazar’s first exploration into handmade ceramic lighting showcasing her versatility as a maker. Salazar’s attention to detail shines through her ceramics of minimal and gentle designs suggestive of soft movements of a pendulum. Salazar’s works are wonderfully inviting to users and welcome meaningful and engaging interactions. Salazar believes strongly that utilizing handmade objects in our daily lives fills us with a sense of connection to, and an awareness of, beauty. Simplicity, elegance and function are present in every single creation.

Match/mars 15 - May/mai 31, 2015

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