Ira Burhans

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

Using stoneware clay, my work is functional by nature. By altering the thrown pot, combining hand-built elements, carving the surface and glazing I strive to create movement, to let my pots dance.

Living in Florida, where wind, water and waves feed my creative soul. I carve patterns reminiscent of patterns in the sand when the tide goes out. Curly handles reflect waves breaking on shore and the glazing resembles falling water. 

Most recently I have turned my view to the garden around my studio, carving leaves on the surface of my vases, casseroles, bowls, cups, etc.