Embracing Abstraction Part 2: Slab Built Sculpture with Erin Furimsky
In Embracing Abstraction Part 2: Slab Built Sculpture, the second in a two-part ceramic video series, Erin Furimsky demonstrates using slab building techniques to make abstract sculpture that is angular in nature. 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. In addition, Erin discusses how she uses surface treatments to enhance and compliment her forms.
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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.