AVAILABLE WORK

Crucible Series: Radioactive, 2020
7 x 6 x 6”  
Porcelain, silver, glaze
$2,400

Crucible Series: Flame, 2020
4 x 8 x 8”  
Porcelain, silver, glaze
$2,400

Crucible Series: Firefall, 2020
7 x 6 x 6”  
Porcelain, silver, glaze
$2,500


Crucible Series: Alchemy, 2020
5 x 6 x 6”  
Porcelain, silver, glaze
$2,400

 

TOM MARINO

Porcelain, silver, glaze

Transformation is the theme of my ceramics. Concepts about light, space and time are considered which relate to their literal and symbolic meanings. The Crucible Series explores the idea of transformation, whether personal, collective or scientific. The bowl-vessel form creates a place where dynamic change is fueled by events and aspirations that require a potent response when time decrees. The resulting process can forge a regeneration that leads to a new understanding or revelation. The Crucible Series also references the alchemist whose quest was to transmute base lead into noble silver or gold. That pursuit was also a philosophy and a metaphor for achieving enlightenment, true knowledge and redemption. The Crucible Series is meant to convey the power, inspiration and alchemy of light. The glazes and colors used in the Series signify the heat and light that accompany the Crucible process, often from an uncertain or mysterious beginning. The mirrored surfaces invites the observer to ponder and possibly participate in their own quest and discovery. Modern science (which has transmuted lead into gold!) is a new alchemy that aspires to transform our understanding of reality.

 

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