Vase by Rich Robertson
Handmade by Rich Robertson in Asbury, IA.
Rich Robertson works with a unique stoneware clay body that he blends himself. Using wheel turned forms, he develops a partnership between the shape and the patterns that are carved into the surface. His first goal is to create an interesting form and secondly to extend it with patterns related to that specific piece.
Oxides are often rubbed onto the surface or glazes, which are shaved off the high areas, to highlight the carvings. Each piece is singular and one of a kind.