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FORNELL + HELKE
Traditional / Modern

Saturday July 7, 2018 - Saturday July 28, 2018




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Artwork

As a maker, the action of my hand can trace the memory or energy of an experience through illusive rhythms generated by form, positive and negative shapes, and building process marks. This unpredictability prevents a sense of austerity and instead gives the work an unassuming but active sensibility. This can inspire a sensory response, visually and tactilely, offering a sense of pleasure, visually and conceptually, both for me as the maker and for the user. Instead of a lasting feeling of happiness, this state provides a momentary relief and a feeling of delight—a temporary sensation, almost, but not quite tangible or definable; a lively sensation made seductive by its fleetingness.

Each piece physically and conceptually records an animate sensibility derived from my experiences. This record is the catalyst for a call and response relationship that exists between maker, object, and user.
Mike Helke

Jar
8 x 5.5 x 9.5 in.  
stoneware

Pitcher
7 x 5 x 9 in.  
stoneware

Plates w/ Abstract Design
9.75 (Width) in.  
stoneware

Pouring Pot
10.5 x 6 x 9.5 in.  
stoneware

Plate
11 x 8 x 2 in.  
stoneware

Cup 2

stoneware

Lidded Jar, Black and White
9.5 x 11 x 17 in.  
stoneware

Cup 1

stoneware

Round Plates

Earthenware

Plate
11 x 8 x 2 in.  
stoneware

Square Plate
1.5 x 7.25 x 7.5 in.  
stoneware

Square Plate
1.5 x 7.5 in.  
stoneware