Embracing Abstraction Part 1: Coil Built Sculpture with Erin Furimsky
Runtime: 1 hour, 24 minutes
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In this, the first in a two-part video series, Erin Furimsky demonstrates using coils and pinching to make abstract sculpture with soft volumetric curves. Not only does she cover the technical aspects of making, but Erin also covers idea development and how she works through from initial idea to finished piece.
Many ceramic sculptors first come to clay through functional pottery. But it is sometimes difficult for potters to make that first leap into creating something more conceptual and less functional in nature. This video aims to help potters or budding ceramic sculptors try out new ways of working with clay.
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About the Artist
Erin Furimsky is a studio artist in Bloomington, Illinois, whose work focuses on the relationship of sculptural form with highly ornamented surfaces. She holds a BFA from The Pennsylvania State University (1997) and an MFA from The Ohio State University (2002). Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2006, she was selected as an emerging artist by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. She has participated in numerous artist residencies, presented at national workshops, as well as serving as a visiting professor at Illinois State University and Heartland Community College. To learn more and see more images of Erin’s work, visit www.erinfurimsky.com.