He threw his first pot in high school in 1967 and only five years later was working full time as a potter. Weber estimates conservatively he has made over 150,000 pieces of functional and fine art clay pieces. His career as clay artist, teacher, and administrator supports this truth. Army gave Weber his first full-time pottery work. Drafted for the Vietnam War, during basic training Weber fully comprehended his mission to kill in a war he did not believe in.After achieving conscientious objector status, he was assigned to the craft center at Fort Benning, Georgia, because of his background and abilities. After discharge, Weber took a workshop with the legendary master potter Charles Counts and became his apprentice and mentee.
He trained in the Bauhaus tradition, learning an affection for radically simplified forms, an embrace of rationality and functionality, and that mass-production was reconcilable with the individual artistic spirit. After stints as visual arts, crafts, and media program director at the Tennessee Arts Commission and director of the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, Weber took a studio assistant job with international clay legend Sylvia Hyman. Under Hyman, Weber crafted many. It was great doing new things with the material.
We worked hard, produced many wonderful pieces, and had a lot of fun. One of Webers lines is mass production functional stoneware decorated with restrained palette.
(a beautifying revelation of the underlying earthen surface). The glaze brushwork has both tight and loose elements that lean slightly toward Asia. His other line is mixed media.
Very different in style and execution. In these more mysterious pieces Weber says, I still carry my cultivated craftsmanship, but I marry it with spontaneity. Evocative references to spiritual, religious, or iconic forms emerge as whimsical incarnations. The resulting looser, ambiguous shapes allude to Webers inspirationprimitive aesthetics and sensibilities.
Under his highly expert hands, circular structures reference human-scaled dwellings and shelters. Augmented with cryptic entryways and temple gates, his shrines that suggest rituals gain intrigue when coded with sculptural elements of wood and fiber. Of this work Weber says, They all allude to communication.Weber continues to produce and teach, and he looks forward to more commissions and dreams of making larger works. He say=s, Beyond making a living, clay has been a truly wonderful way to meet a lot of very interesting people. The item "Vintage Timothy Weber Main Avenue OOAK Studio Pottery Abstract Wall Art or Bowl" is in sale since Friday, July 27, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Studio/ Handcrafted Pottery".
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