untitled stoneware vase

Wyatt Lane received a B.F.A. in ceramics from Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri in 1996. Active in the art scene, Wyatt has worked as a practicing artist since the summer of '96, displaying work throughout the midwest in both galleries and outdoor festivals. Returning to his hometown of Evanston, Illinois in 2001, Wyatt has become a member of the Midwest Clay Guild. He currently teaches at the Evanston Art center, Lill Street Art Center, and is director of the ceramics program at the Winnetka community House. Before his return to Illinois, Wyatt lived and worked in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

"My stoneware and porcelain combine a variety of decorating and glazing techniques. Using colored slips and textures I am able to produce a surface that, once glazed, reveals a wealth of depth and motion. The glazing process involves the use of up to 5 layers of sprayed and brushed glazes and washes. The spraying and layering of glazes helps to enhance the texture, while maintaining a semi-translucent appearance which allows the colored slips to shine through. The glazes chosen, and more importantly, the order they are applied, determines the final shade of copper green, blue or brown which dominate this body of work. The last step of the glazing process is a selective spraying of copper red and cobalt blue, which provide contrast and an accent to the design and base glazes."

text and image from Iowa Artisans Gallery

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on October 01, 2005

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