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Perry  Haas

I approach making with a childlike spirit of experimentation and exploration. My work stems from a love of the wood fired ceramic surface, particularly how it evokes many beautiful natural phenomena. Like imagining the way wind gathers and deposits leaves on a landscape according to changes in topography, I anticipate the manner in which ash will collect differently on the convex and concave surfaces of my gestural forms. These functional pots are developed as a place for this surface to exist and to be enjoyed as a part of our daily life.

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Perry  Haas Bowl

Bowl
Ceramic
3.75 x 5.75 x 5.75 in
SOLD
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Perry  Haas Bowl
Bowl
Ceramic    
3.75 x 5.75 x 5.75 in
SOLD
PHA117
 
Perry  Haas Teapot
Dinner Plate
Ceramic   Wood fired  
1.75 x 10 x 10 in
SOLD
PHA46
 
Perry  Haas Teapot
Bowl
Ceramic   Wood fired  
3 x 8 x 8 in
$ 65
PHA31
 
Perry  Haas Teapot
Bowl
Ceramic   Wood fired  
2.5 x 7 x 7 in
$ 65
PHA32
 
Perry  Haas Bowl
Bowl
Ceramic    
$ 60
PHA64
 
Perry  Haas Bowl
Bowl
Ceramic    
3.75 x 6 x 6 in
$ 60
PHA120
 
Perry  Haas Bowl
Bowl
Ceramic    
3.7 x 6 x 6 in
$ 60
PHA118
 
Perry  Haas Bowl
Bowl
Ceramic    
3.75 x 6.25 x 6.25 in
$ 60
PHA119
 
Perry  Haas Bowl_ Double Rim
Bowl, Double Rim
Ceramic    
3.25 x 8.25 x 8.25 in
$ 80
PHA123
 
Perry  Haas Bowl_ Double Rim
Bowl, Double Rim
Ceramic    
3 x 8 x 8 in
$ 80
PHA122
 
Perry  Haas Bowl_ Double Rim
Bowl, Double Rim
Ceramic    
3 x 8 x 8 in
$ 80
PHA124
 
Perry  Haas Moon Jar
Moon Jar
Ceramic    
18.25 x 14 x 14 in
$ 550
PHA142
 
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Perry  Haas

Perry Haas

Perry Haas Biography

         Perry Haas has been working in ceramics since 2003. He holds a BFA in ceramics from Utah State University. Ceramics has taken him to China where he studied at JCI, and Korea where he stayed and studied with ceramic artist Hung Chung Lee. Perry’s work has been in numerous exhibitions, most recently at Crimson Laurel Gallery, North Carolina and Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago Illinois. He has been in international shows including ICMEA emerging artist in China, and has received a purchase award from NCECA Beinali. Most recently Perry was honored the Young Wood Fire Artist award at the European Wood Fire Conference, during his residency at Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center. Currently he is a Long Term Resident at Red Lodge Clay Center.

Perry Haas Description

I fire my work between come 9 and cone 12 typically.
My clay body is Wood Fire Porcelain.  I mix in local materials to add texture.
I only line my work with celadon, the exterior surfaces are all natural ash
My work is all functional and food/ dishwasher/ microwave safe.
All my work is thrown and altered on a kick wheel I apply fine slips to my work to create different flashing.

Perry Haas Statement

I have developed my forms by the influence of human shapes and inspiration of the nature that surrounds me. Both function and form is deeply considered while choosing to fire my work in an atmospheric wood firing process. The firing method of wood kilns has captured my interest because of its ability to record the symbolic elements of the fire and clay relationship. A minimalist approach to the glazing process allows the ware to form a reflection of textured skin, a combination between humanity and the movement of the landscape.

My work has been greatly affected by my examination of this process, now allowing the mark of the rib to present itself in a more natural stroke as well as letting the form go off centre and become unbalanced. I concentrate on many common pottery forms, but have an historical approach to them. Having studied in Korea and China my background knowledge of the Asian tradition is evident in my work. Teapots, tea ware and how they hold such a strong relationship and ceremony between the pot and the user have become a passion for me.

My current work is focused on how to express pressure and force. I have been concentrating on large-scale platters that are expressing movement horizontally across the surface, allowing for cracks and fissures to occur. This comes from a geological approach in my inspiration, resembling folds in the earth’s crust, to the thrusts of pressure coming from within the earth. This series is mainly firebox driven, allowing the embers to cover the platters in different temperature ranges and producing varied natural clay colours. Placing work in the firebox comes with being able to physically let go, allowing the kiln to take control of the final result. Unpredictability in successful outcomes is the nature of this process, along with knowing that it has a higher risk of failure. It is a game of chance and time that I enjoy.

 

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