As a native of Colombia, South America, I base my art on pottery derived from century old techniques of the indigenous tribes from Colombia. I discovered their old traditions of working with clay and was even more inspired to be part of the long history of people making things with their hands. I am a freewheeler with each piece being molded by hand. I incorporate organic materials such as beads, seeds, rocks, wood, shells and rope to make the textures the predominate each piece while still retaining the primitive expression. My work has a distinctly contemporary interpretation.
The process of making pottery is very old. Each piece I create is molded by hand just as was done in ancient times without the use of a potter’s wheel. Using earthy colors and textures, with attention to detail, I mold nature in a unique way. After working many hours each piece is allowed to dry before being fired. Glazes are then applied to the surfaces using minerals such as copper, iron, cobalt, and various types of clay. These minerals give the art an organic finish.
I am currently based in Amarillo, Texas
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Luz Angela Crawford