TONY ORVIS    
STUDIO CERAMICS

From the Deep

This work is inspired by aspects of the sea, coast, weathered rocks and distressed wood and metal.  These references are used as starting points with the pots developing from there.  The pots are not intended to replicate exact images but to convey an overall atmosphere.

Nearly all of the pots have been thrown on the wheel with some having been altered.  The glazes used are made to my own recipes and I enjoy experimenting with textures and shapes.

The nature of the process means that each pot is unique.  In fact I would find it difficult to make any two the same.

Textured vase

Vase

Set of three pots

Textured bottle

Textured bottle

Bowl

New white bottle

Jug

Bottle with volcanic glaze

Rock pot

Small bottles and jar

Small dish

Bottle with white glaze

Bottle with turquoise textured glaze

Large white bottle

Bottle with porcelain slip

White Bottle

My favourite

Jar

Small oval dish

Small bottle

Bowl with volcanic glaze

Partially glazed white vase

White and turquoise bottle

From the deep bowl

Turquoise bottle