||Michael and Christine Adcock
"We strive to take beautiful elements of nature and put them into a context where people will take the time to appreciate their perfection."
Michael and Christine Adcock's work integrates their individual media - pottery and basketry - into an organic whole. Each hand-thrown or slab built vessel is placed in a larger clay jar called a saggar. Various combustible materials, including mineral oxides and salts, are packed into the space between the two vessels. Up to twenty saggars are fired in the kiln. The resulting gasses and smoke create the range of tonalities on the clay surface. When the pots are cooled and removed from the kiln, fibers are glued, stitched, inlaid and woven in.
Their goal is to create vessels that successfully integrate Christine and Michael's individual media and to reveal and enhance the inherent beauty of each.
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA, 1999
Off the Wall, Santa Fe, NM, 1997
Del Mano, Los Angeles, CA, 1996
Nancy Margolis, New York, NY, 1995
American Craft Museum, New York, NY, 1991