Wild and Weird

 

MultipliciTea

 

MultipliciTea

This piece is a tour-de-farce of the potter’s art of tea. I made three teapots and put them together.

 

Viking Teapots

Viking because of the horned lids. I guess. I mean, they just look like explorers, pushing back the borders, looking for new ways to brew tea.

Viking Teapots
Two Ram Jar

 

Two Ram Jar

A tall piece, somewhat pagan in aspect. Homage to Aries? The ram, a powerful animal. Just did it because it fit together nicely. A reliquary? Possibly.

 

Gargoyle Urn

Champions of the holy who helped protect their flock from the really evil demons? Just wild and weird carvings by medieval stonemasons to augment cathedral rooftop plumbing?

Gargoyle Urn
Gravy Goats

 

Gravy Goats

These were just spontaneously deranged animal heads around the pouring spout of a handled vessel, and the pieces got their titles after they were finished.

 

Large Goat Bowl

Having ten goats here at Lost Mountain is beginning to influence my sculptural work. Makes sense, since ideas come from observations.

Large Goat Bowl
Salmon Platter

 

Salmon Platter

The Northwest is well-known for its Salmon, the brave fish that swims upstream against all odds, to spawn and die. This platter shows some old warriors grouping together, perhaps waiting for their final migration.

 

Two Fish Rainbowl

Again, it’s fish. This time, two intertwined, species nonspecific but clearly swimmers. More Zodiac? Pisces? Or a nautical Gemini? Perhaps. A Celtic circle, Chinese yin and yang? It all figures in.

Two Fish Rainbowl

 


 

 

Mark Heimann
Lost Mountain Clayworks
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Estacada, Oregon 97023
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Email: mark@lostmountainclayworks.com

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