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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

Striped Lidded Jar
9.5 x 8 x 5.75 in.  
Earthenware
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Oil Pot w/ Dots and White Circles
8.5 x 8 x 5.5 in.  
Earthenware

Oil Pot w/ Dots and White Stripes
9.5 x 8 x 5 in.  
Earthenware

Basket, Green Handle
6.5 x 7 x 7.5 in.  
stoneware

Basket, Black and White
6.5 x 8 x 8.5 in.  
stoneware

Square Basket
6.5 x 7 x 7 in.  
stoneware
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Pouring Pot, Multi Color
9 x 9.5 x 3.5 in.  
Earthenware
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Basket, Black White and Red
9 x 6.25 x 6.25 in.  
stoneware
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Basket, Black White and Red
10.5 x 7.25 x 7.25 in.  
stoneware

Cup
4.25 x 4.25 x 3.25 in.  
stoneware

Two Cups

stoneware

Two Cups

stoneware

Pouring Pot, Black and White
8.5 x 10.5 x 6 in.  
stoneware
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Platter, Black and White
2.5 x 8 x 11 in.  
stoneware

Platter, Black and White
2.5 x 8.25 x 10.5 in.  
stoneware

Round Plates

Earthenware
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Pitcher
10 x 7.5 x 4.75 in.  
stoneware
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Pitcher
9 x 7.25 x 5 in.  
stoneware

Rectangular Plate w/yellow and black
1.5 x 10.5 x 7.25 in.  
stoneware
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Square Plate
1.5 x 7.5 in.  
stoneware

Triangular Lidded Jar, Black & White
9 x 11 x 8 in.  
Earthenware
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Plates w/ Abstract Design
9.75 (Width) in.  
stoneware
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5 Piece Set, Black and White

stoneware