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Recent photo of Meryl Ruth and her Muse, Lily.

Meryl Ruth and her Muse, Lily

 

 

Artist Statement by Meryl Ruth

 

Wheel throwing creates ceramic objects from raw clay on a potter's wheel Click to open Glossary. Altering modifies the shape of a work created on a potter's wheel by hand or with simple tools. Click to open Glossary. Ceramicist is an artist who works in ceramics creating three-dimensional works of art from clay preworked and fired to high heat in a kiln. Click to open Glossary. Hand-building creates ceramic art objects entirely by the artist's hands alone or with simple tools. Click to open Glossary. Clay is soft wet earthy material that is preworked and fired at high heat to form ceramic objects. Click to open Glossary. Silk-screening is a method of transferring images to the surface of a ceramic work. Click to open Glossary. Dremel drill creates a pattern of small holes in the surface of a ceramic work for decorative purposes. Click to open Glossary. Sgraffito is a technique for applying glaze to the surface of a ceramic work and then rubbing it off to leave highlights in the crevices. Click to open Glossary. Clay is soft wet earthy material that can be preworked, decorated and fired at high kiln heat to create ceramic art objects. Click to open Glossary. Greenware is the state of clay that is leather-hard when raw preworked clay is allowed to dry. Click to open Glossary. Air-brushing delivers a thin nebulized coat of liquid to the surface of a ceramic work by means of an air-spray device. Click to open Glossary. Wheel throwing creates ceramic objects from raw clay on a potter's wheel. Click to open Glossary. Porcelain is a type of stoneware clay used to create hard, durable, fine-grain, nonporouse ceramic art objects by firing to high kiln heat. Click to open Glossary.