New Work: Arkansas series

From left to right, smoked dogwood buds with a red underglaze, smoked raintree pods and dirt from my front yard fired to cone 04. The boxes were salvaged from an optometrist’s office.

Arkansas series

Dogwood buds

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About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at pcNielsen.com.

3 Responses to New Work: Arkansas series

  1. techne says:

    those dogwood buds are gorgeous

  2. Tim J. says:

    Something really cool about those raintree pods. I like the underglaze revealed through those cracks, especially. It reminds me of the way the ground cracked as a result of the big Alaska earthquake of 1964 (which I witnessed).

    There was some snow on the ground, and then these deep fissures opened up, and the effect was really striking (as well as scary).

    I wish I had time this week to comment more, but I’m linking your post on unimaginative houses.

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