Surface Geographies: An Altered Point of View
Nancy Fischman, Johnson City, TN
October 1 – November 29, 2015
Opening Reception, October 15 from 6-8 p.m.
Fischman has developed a style that combines form and function, drawing inspiration from natural and human landscapes, celebrating edges and divisions, similar to the architecture of rock meeting sea and the crisscrossing planes of tile rooftops in European cities. Her pieces are hand constructed using molds and patterns to form the basic shapes with added slabs of clay that bring height and texture and architectural interest to the finished work. Smooth surfaces, texture added to the clay, and slips, stains, and glazes enhance the final product whether it is a functional or decorative piece. Fired in an atmosphere of natural gas, wood smoke, soda, or salt, her work is a culmination of technique and process.