|Naked Men on Porcelain by Karis|
Studies of the human figure are found on my wheel thrown porcelain pottery. Studies of the human figure are found on my wheel thrown porcelain pottery. These figures capture the joy of being alive and the beauty of the body.
All human bodies are a wonder to behold and I especially feel the nude male figure has been neglected by artists. Perhaps it's because most artists are men and women artists seem to lack the courage to present these forms. Whatever the reason, I am making an effort to rectify that.
Each piece is decorated with expressive portraits from the human species. Using the combined techniques of engobe and sgraffito, I carve the designs into my utilitarian porcelain pottery. Unlike most pottery on the market, which is "mass-molded" and production oriented, I hand throw and hand carve each piece, one at a time. These vessels are all original works of art.
Besides being a unique permanent piece of art, my work is also utilitarian. Casseroles, canisters, bakers and vases can be used, put through the dishwasher, and then placed around your home for you to enjoy
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