Exhibition runs May 14—July 17, 2019
Opening May 23, 2019 from 6-8pm.
This exhibition is part of the 2019 Medalta International Artists in Residence program.
Rob Froese makes ceramic objects for use and contemplation – sculptures that carry the feeling of something found in the woods or on the beach; marked by forces of nature, and pottery forms that can be appreciated for their subtle surface qualities; rewarding searching fingers, the inquiring eye, and the imagination.
Using a variety of clays, slips, glaze layering, and firing methods, Rob works quickly with close attention to clay’s stages from fluid to solid. His working process combines chance with skill-based decision making.
The work for this exhibition, entitled Tone Poems, employs rhythmical, repetitive forming and display methods to suggest a mood or spark an idea.
As he develops new directions for his work from a foundation of an established pottery practice, Rob’s recent research has expanded areas of interest for him, including testing of various clay bodies and non-clay additions, experimenting with different methods of firing, and establishing connections between musical and ceramic working processes.