David Ellsworth | Pot
David Ellsworth

born 1944
Resides in Quakertown, Pennsylvania

Biography              Statement                In the Studio
David Ellsworth received his MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1973. Eight years earlier, he had studied architecture for a year at Washington University, St. Louis. His work is in the permanent collection of the American Craft Museum, the Philadelphia Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. His bowls have been featured at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Musée des Arts Decoratif in Paris. Ellsworth has lectured widely, and received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts. He is a lifetime member of the American Association of Woodturners.


Statement

The "Pot" Series

Idea...Concept...History...Instinct...Influence...Material... Process.

Form, texture, tone and hue...

Define the inner volume, please: height, width and depth. Now circumvent the form, a veil of lines, to view the outside from within - self. Finally, add pulse.


In the Studio

VIDEO (3.0 MB) || AUDIO (RA:36)
"Here, you can see that I've taken off that ridge, and then gone over and refined a little bit more of that inner wall and thinned it down a little bit more. And now I'll go back in here to the center area and progress deeper into the work like so, and then across like so, and then bring it over to thin it out."

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