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Deviate / Replicate

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Deviate / Replicate

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Louie Rigano
louierigano.com

“A collection of wheel thrown tableware that explores unique alterations to a replicated core form. Taking cues from production potters, the pieces (small and large bowls and cups and mugs) explore pottery as a unique facet of the contemporary design landscape. While apprenticing with a master potter in Japan, I watched as he routinely threw thirty or more identical bowls in under fifteen minutes- far more proficient than many industrial processes. Replicating a form through nuanced skill using the wheel throwing process is subverting a craft technique into an industrial one. After the multiples in this series have been made, they are then altered individually; given the same repeated deep spiral design. Employing this spontaneous deliberate gesture results in a simultaneously coherent and diverse body of work.”

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Published on 18/07/2013

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