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Ryan  McKerley

Process is the main influence on my work. I use a technique called water carving that mimics erosion. I paint paraffin on my dry, unfired pots and then wash the surface with a very wet sponge. The possibilities of this technique helped to create the patterns and lines decorating my pots. I didn’t envision a style to seek out but was led to my current body of work by following this technique. Certain lines and shapes are possible in water carving and these are the lines and shapes in my work.

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Ryan  McKerley plate

Tea Pot
Ceramic
6 x 7.5 x 5.5 in
$ 148.00
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Ryan  McKerley plate
Tea Pot
Ceramic    
6 x 7.5 x 5.5 in
$ 148
RMKX05
 
Ryan  McKerley plate
Bowl
Ceramic    
4 x 6 x 6 in
$ 65
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Ryan  McKerley plate
Cup
Ceramic    
4.5 x 4 x 4 in
$ 40
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Ryan  McKerley plate
Cup
Ceramic    
4.5 x 4 x 4 in
$ 40
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Ryan  McKerley plate
Plate
Ceramic    
2.5 x 11 x 9 in
$ 100
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Ryan  McKerley plate
Plate
Ceramic    
2 x 11 x 11 in
$ 120
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Ryan  McKerley plate
Tumbler
Ceramic    
6.5 x 4 x 4 in
$ 85
RMKX15
 

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Ryan  McKerley

Ryan McKerley

Ryan McKerley Statement

Process is the main influence on my work. I use a technique called water carving that mimics erosion. I paint paraffin on my dry, unfired pots and then wash the surface with a very wet sponge. The possibilities of this technique helped to create the patterns and lines decorating my pots. I didn’t envision a style to seek out but was led to my current body of work by following this technique. Certain lines and shapes are possible in water carving and these are the lines and shapes in my work.

I look to mass-produced glass, metal and plastic for inspiration just as much as I look to contemporary and historic pottery. The recent drawings on my work come from diagrams, images of cells and viruses, Mayan glyphs and symbols used in mathematics.

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