McHorse, Joel — “Symphony” Mica Bowl w/ Silver Lid
This bowl 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, “Symphony” 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 shape and motion of the silver work creates a dynamic sense of motion especially in combination with the simplicity and sparkle of the black fired micaceous clay. 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!