Alex Thullen Ceramics
The experimental process
I'm not about to pretend that this is a healthy habit, but I'm stuck with it. I've known that this was going to be a big part of my ceramics process since my first Clay class in High School. One of the first things that attracted me to the process was the idea that I wasn't just limited to the horrible auto-paint-esque surfaces that came in those commercial plastic jars. It was freedom, not just to create, but to explore and to continue to explore indefinitely. The idea that there is literally no end to what could potentially be achieved through research and experimentation into the glaze surface is one of the most seductive and alluring qualities that the ceramics process has to offer. It also means I make very little work relative to the amount of time spent in the studio, since it is a very time-consuming process, but ultimately, the results are one of the most rewarding aspects of the making for me.
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