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I seek harmony in my surroundings, moments of respite from the rush and concerns of daily life. I find a sense of calm in the emotion expressed in a song, soft colors in nature and art, and drinking coffee from a handmade cup. The synthesis of my research in post-modern architecture, abstract painting, and indie music culminates in my utilitarian pottery.

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Marty  Fielding Marty Fielding  - Oil Bottle and Trivet - Crimson Laurel Gallery

Oil Bottle and Trivet
Ceramic - Earthenware
5 x 10 x 6 in
SOLD
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Marty  Fielding Marty Fielding  - Oil Bottle and Trivet - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Oil Bottle and Trivet
Ceramic   Earthenware  
5 x 10 x 6 in
SOLD
MF19
 
Marty  Fielding Marty Fielding - Box - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Box
Ceramic   Earthenware  
5 x 6 x 7 in
$ 160
MF16
 
Marty  Fielding Marty Fielding - Box - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Box
Ceramic   Earthenware  
4 x 8 x 8 in
$ 160
MF28
 
Marty  Fielding Marty Fielding - Coffee Pot with Filter - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Coffee Pot with Filter
Ceramic   Earthenware  
11 x 9 x 6.5 in
$ 250
FIEM8330
 
Marty  Fielding Marty Fielding - Creamer - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Creamer
Ceramic   Earthenware  
3.5 x 6 x 3.75 in
$ 70
MF24
 
Marty  Fielding Marty Fielding  - Oil Bottle and Trivet - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Oil Bottle and Trivet
Ceramic   Earthenware  
6 x 9 x 5 in
$ 175
MF22
 
Marty  Fielding Marty Fielding - Square Plate - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Square Plate
Ceramic   Earthenware  
2 x 7.25 x 7.25 in
$ 60
MF31
 
Marty  Fielding Marty Fielding - Tea Pot - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Tea Pot
Ceramic   Earthenware  
7.75 x 9 x 6.5 in
$ 200
MF27
 
Marty  Fielding Marty Fielding - Triangular Double Lobed Bowl - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Triangular Double Lobed Bowl
Ceramic   Earthenware  
3 x 12 x 11.5 in
$ 220
MF30
 
Marty  Fielding Marty Fielding - Liddd Jar - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Lidded Jar
Ceramic   Earthenware  
6 x 6 x 6 in
SOLD
MF015
 

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Marty  Fielding

Marty Fielding

Marty Fielding Statement

I seek harmony in my surroundings, moments of respite from the rush and concerns of daily life. I find a sense of calm in the emotion expressed in a song, soft colors in nature and art, and drinking coffee from a handmade cup. The synthesis of my research in post-modern architecture, abstract painting, and indiemusic culminates in my utilitarian pottery.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe stated, “Music is liquid architecture; Architecture is frozen music”. I explore how color harmony can reference tonal harmony to produce mood, rhythm, and atmospheric effects akin to music.

I draw from divergent sources that share the element of abstraction, an austerity and restraint in form, and an intentional trajectory for moving the body, eye, or psyche through space. Grounded architecturally inspired forms communicate stability, and cantilevered components act as a counterpoint to the mass. Visual chords of color establish a comforting harmonized background. Architectural features punctuated with vivid color conduct the viewer’s eye around the piece and settle into a mellow mid-tempo beat.

I construct the vessels using a hybrid technique based primarily in hand building and occasionally employing wheel thrown components. The functional parameters of the pot allow me to achieve two important goals in my work: offering individuals an interactive experience through use, and questioning the aesthetic conventions of the archetypal pot within the framework of function. A surprising rendition of a familiar pot strikes the onlooker with a feeling of discovery, enticing a closer investigation through sight, touch, and interaction.

Geometric forms combined with color become utilitarian 3-D color field paintings. Individual vessels and function-specific sets reference skyline and double as musical phrasing or waveforms of sound. Both architects and potters are fundamentally engaged in designing functional space. Architecture holds people; people hold pottery. Like the sentiment in a song, I instill calmness in my vessels to be experienced through use and contemplation within people’s hands and homes.

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