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David Heustess - Exploring the Amphora

David Huestess
March 6 - May 28, 2017
Art Case, C/D Waiting Lounge  

David Heustess is an artist in Nashville, Tenn., where he currently directs non-credit art programs at Vanderbilt University. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Clay and Textiles from the Appalachian Center for Crafts and creates limited collections of work in clay and textile arts. Heustess states he has a love for these materials and simply can’t choose just one.

Somehow, he manages to create pieces from three different mediums, and he owes this fact not to time management, but more to the nature of the materials. If you have a chance to spend time with him in his studio, you will see that he is constantly moving.
About Exploring the Amphora
Heustess states, “I have an obsession with Greek Mythology. Prior to a visit to see the collection at the Getty Museum, the ewers, amphorae and other Grecian vessels were a group of small pictures in an art history book. But when I stood in front of these classic examples, I was in awe of their scale. They were colossal compared to my experience making coffee mugs and bowls. I puzzled over how potters could have made such large clay vessels centuries ago. Instead of replicating ancient technologies, I use the skills and the technology available today to create a series of amphorae and vessels.

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