Art In The Valley Gallery
209 SW 2nd Street
Corvallis Oregon 97333
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 5:30
Jeff Gunn, Featured Artist August 2016
Edges of Nature
Artist Reception Thursday August 18th, 5 - 8 pm during the Corvallis Arts Walk
Retired from a science teaching career, it makes sense that I am inspired by nature’s cycles, structures, and textures. Aspects of Asian cultures, from the simplicity of bamboo stems and leaves to architectural features of lanterns and pagodas also influence my pieces. My work is a mix of hand-built and wheel-thrown, functional and sculptural. Working with both porcelain and stoneware, I use an electric kiln and a gas-fired kiln with additions of soda for atmospheric effects. Transparent glazes, such as Shinos and Celedons enhance under-glazed brushwork. The characteristics of clay and the infinite number of variables that influence surface aesthetics provide ongoing inspiration and enthusiasm for my passion with this creative process.