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Timothy Weber: Primitive Spirit

Timothy Weber ceramics
Spirit Houses, clay and wood
June 10, 2014 - September 2, 2014
Art Case, C Meeter-Greeter Lounge

For 40 years, artist and craftsman Timothy Weber has worked in clay. He has also been a regional and state arts administrator, teacher, gallery owner and arts advocate. Weber has participated in national juried festivals such as American Craft Council markets in Dallas, St. Louis, Tampa, Charlotte and Chicago and the American Artisan Festival in Nashville. The Tennessee State Museum, Bellsouth, and the Japanese Embassy in America are a few of the organizations that collect his work. Weber has taught at Vanderbilt University, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, University of Alabama and Denmark’s Danish Folk School.

About Primitive Spirit
“I have a great appreciation for the medium of clay. My work includes a range of functional pottery, but my approach to this body of work is very different. I have created vaguely ambiguous forms that strongly allude to primitive world cultures. I am greatly inspired by a primitive aesthetic and sensibility, both in the forms I create and the processes I use. I prefer the process of Raku firing. References to human-scale architecture, dwellings and shelters or larger forms like temple gates are repeated motifs in my work. In addition, references to spiritual or religious iconic forms emerge in an almost whimsical incarnation.”

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