emerging artist: Zachary Wollert

 

 

Comprised of tableware, vessels, and wheel-thrown
sculpture my ceramic work is built upon recurring forms and surfaces
produced from my throwing technique.  My ceramics are influenced by the
Arts and Crafts movement to make simply designed hand-made objects with
minimal decoration.  This influence has brought me to a place in my work
where I intently focus my making on form and surface.  Form and surface
are the most important elements of my work because they are the
greatest expression of my skill as a potter.  With form and surface I
want to draw attention to the liveliness of wheel-thrown ceramics.  It
is important that the decorative elements are unmistakably left by the
hand.  Ultimately, I want my ceramic work to embody the personable
qualities I possess: proud… strong…  thoughtful…