Clockwise from Top Left Corner:
Stretch; The Artist at work;
Spun Gold; Reach;
Spiral Teapot; Bouquet;
What began with teapots and a single spiral, has evolved into a series of vases that vary in form, degree of expansion, and number of coils. Each vessel is wheel thrown then deconstructed. This process reveals aspects of the vase that most rarely encounter. Within the walls, maker’s marks become evident and contribute to the texture. The resultant ribbon effect, reminiscent of a wheel trimming, lends fragility, elegance, and motion to a medium generally perceived as hard and heavy. This emphasizes a resistance of gravity, allowing negative space to unravel and become part of the form. The result is a body of sculptural objects, resembling and born of functional vessels.
Michael Boroniec (b.1983) is an American Sculptor who works and resides in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Boroniec received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2006 with a concentration in ceramic material. His work focuses on ceramic as a dialog between the historical and contemporary implications of clay as a fine art material. Though Michael’s primary material is clay, he has also found success in painting and print making.
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