Olive Low Bowl by Delores Fortuna
Handmade by Delores Fortuna in Galena, IL.
Measures 2" deep by 9" in diameter.
Delores Fortuna's work uses basic wheel thrown shapes as starting points; the clay wall defines both the silhouette of the form and records that time-event process of throwing. The clay wall becomes a fabric, a diary rich with gestural marks and intent. As a seamstress would cut and fold art cloth to make a garment, Fortuna uses this clay fabric to shape utilitarian vessels.
The clays and glazes are fired to stoneware temperatures (2374 F) in a gas reducing kiln vitrifying the porcelain clays and glazes. The surfaces are food safe, usable in dishwashers, microwaves, and gas/electric ovens.