Jim Koudelka

Ceramic Artist

Lively decorated functional pottery. Soda, salt fired and low fired earthenware majolica. 
All of my current functional vessels’ represent my interest in the plastic nature of ceramic materials and processes and my response to them. This manifests itself through the spontaneity and directness in which I throw, alter and decorate these pieces. I regard each piece as a painting in the round with the form becoming a sculpted 3 dimensional canvas. Line, shape and color interact with and accentuate form. As one touches and views the pot from various sides they can experience numerous visual components, compositional relationships as well as physical attributes. These vessels and their surfaces are playful and pleasurable in viewing and use. They embody the intentional and responsive dynamic that generates from and is my creative process.