Small Tree Disk by Gary Carstens
This small tree disk was handbuilt by Gary Carstens in Maquoketa, IA. It is made from stoneware clay and was fired in a wood-salt atmosphere. The disk rests on a hand-carved, walnut base.
As an observer and participant in natural places, Gary Carstens finds himself drawn to geologic planes, vertical and horizontal lines, and other structures that define both intimate and far-reaching environments. These elements have been the inspiration and focus of his current body of work.
His pottery is built from stoneware, paper clay or porcelain, and high fired in atmospheric wood kilns.