View Image Gallery Justin Gerace(Full member)Tel: +1 860 919 0048 Email: Web: www.justingerace.com
I have always had a fascination with three dimensional forms. I find myself rooted in functional work, but while being influenced everyday by my modern surroundings, thus creating a constant contrast in my work.
I choose to work predominantly with wheel thrown vessels. Through the tradition of ceramics and the influence of urban forms of expression such as hip hop music, vibrantly colored linear graffiti designs, and the city as a whole,I attempt to create work that encompasses who I am; while constantly being influenced by my role in this modern time, juxtaposed to my love for traditional forms.
My work aims to please the hands and the eye, while providing mental stimulation. The beauty of function is simply that. Using something that is uniquely handmade has a level of personal connection between the user and maker, which is what makes the clay come alive. I use ceramics as my tool for creating objects that can please the masses by using ideas that are inspired by those same masses.
My current work is mainly all stoneware and porcelain
Availability of Work
For the past few years I have been firing all my work to high temperatures, until recently I have been exploring low firing techniques doing, pit, barrell, and sagger firings.
Background and History
I decided to persue ceramics as soon as I discovered it. Currently I hold a BFA from The New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester New Hampshire and am a MFA canidate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pennsylvania
2008 appointed Head studio manager at Wesleyan Potters in Middletown CT, USA
2008 53rd annual Exhibit and Sale, Wesleyan Potters Craft School
2008 Members Show 119 Gallery Lowell, MA
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: 134 Lagana Avenue, Plantsville, Connecticut, USA, 06479.
Telephone: +1 860 919 0048
Availability: available starting late August 2008 - please phone first.
Can be contacted at Wesleyan Potters craft school, Middletown CT.
Joined on: 2008-05-19
Last Updated: 2008-10-20