Sculptural Ceramics by John Walthier
Below are a selection of works done in recent years. I hand-build pieces with a local Colorado white clay, and then apply slip-trailing and Sgrafitto surface decoration before firing. In 2023 I began a study of medieval portraits that I’m adapting to ceramics. These portraiture ideas encircle each hand-built sculpture, and are difficult to capture photographically. In most cases I’ve displayed images of two opposing sides of each piece. I prepared several videos on the “My Process” page to demonstrate how I make these sculptures.
– John Walthier, March 2023
Work from 2022:
Work from 2020 & 2021: