McHorse, Joel — “Deconstruction” Mica Bowl w/ Silver Lid
This bowl by Joel McHorse is made of micaceous clay and reduction fired. The lid fits perfectly and it is surmounted by silver finial which Joel has made. Amazingly, he is as much a jeweler as a potter and an architect! This bowl is called, “Deconstruction” and the finial for the lid is silver and made from the lost wax method. The silver is attached to the lid using padded screws so that it will not damage the clay. The lid on this piece is oxidized sterling silver with a textured feel. The shape brings to mind traditional handles on lidded clay pots. Joel’s pottery can be found in museums such as the IAIA Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts/Peabody Essex and the Heard Museum. His work is unique and timely and definitely a potter to watch!