Emil Yanos Design
About The Artist
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Clay allows me to explore it’s many textural options. Each piece plays with contrasting surfaces: rough vs. smooth; matte vs. shiny; large-scale vs. small-scale to add visual depth and tactile interest. Textures envelop the surfaces of forms and are an invitation to touch. I work from both memory and photography. My work records both that is real and perceived. The marks and textures help to create sensations, that I would want you to experience both through my work and in nature.
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Some pieces are thrown in part, then added to other pieces to create a compound form. Other pieces are formed from slabs which have been molded into a shape, then combined with other pieces to create a compound form. Still other pieces start off as tiles. Once the form is created, texture is applied either by carving, impression or by addition of clay bits. Layers of colorants are applied, then the piece goes through its first firing. More colorants and "glazes" are applied and goes through its second firing. Additional rounds may continue until the desired effect is achieved.