The 16th Annual Western Loudoun Art & Studio Tour

WLAST

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June 2, 3 & 4, 2023

10:00am - 5:00pm NOTE: Not all studios open on Friday, June 2

Geoff DeMark

Ceramics

Studio at 511
511 S. Nursery Avenue,
Purcellville, VA 20132

Loudoun Valley Cluster, 2023 Stop #22

About

© Geoff DeMark image c 2022
Clay: Tumblers
Wheel thrown and functional.

I work with functional forms, primarily starting on the wheel.

I like to alter some of the forms by pushing, pressing, and cutting. A simple manipulation can transform surface and shape. My intent is to have interactions with my work that are visual, physical, and functional. My work tends to have components that have contrasting characteristics. When looking at my teapots, the bodies are thrown with clean lines, focusing on symmetrical form. Once I cut into them, the form changes to something that has movement and flow. The handles change in size, shape and direction. Spouts narrow and widen. The knobs are small sculptures, organic and individual. As I step back and look at my work, I see different combinations. Rigid – Organic Organic – Texture Ergonomic – Balance Form – Function Visual – Physical There are always variations. Which in turn, keeps me looking and wanting to create more.

© Geoff DeMark image 2021
Stoneware: Putting on a handle
© Geoff DeMark image 2021
Clay: Teapot
Wheel thrown and altered functional teapot.
© Geoff DeMark image 2022
Clay: Platter
Wheel thrown, layered glaze.
© Geoff DeMark image 2022
Clay: Mugs
Different size mugs. Description dimensions are for the largest mug.
© Geoff DeMark image 2022
Clay: Large bowl
Wheel thrown and altered. Hand manipulated, surface texture.
© Geoff DeMark image 2021
Clay: Pouring Pitcher with Cups
Wheel thrown and altered.
© Geoff DeMark image 2022
Clay: Faces
Variety of small sculptural heads. Various sizes and expressions.
© Geoff DeMark image 2022
Clay: Berry Bowl/Colander
Small colander good for small batches of berries or whatever needs a good rinse.
© Geoff DeMark image 2023
Clay: Small Tea Bowls
Variety of tea bowls, will handle warm and cold beverages of your choice.
© Geoff DeMark image 2022
Clay: Bowls
Large bowl with small bowls. Happy together of separate.
© Geoff DeMark image 1970
Studio Exterior: Studio Exterior
Artist’s Studio.
© Geoff DeMark image 1970
Studio Interior: Studio Interior
Interior of artist’s studio space.


Available from this artist:
Pottery and ceramic sculptures

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Map and Directions:

Loudoun Valley Stop #22

Directions to Studio at 511:

From Main Street in Purcellville, turn south on 32nd Street (Route 690), then left onto Nursery Avenue. Ours is the fourth house on the left. Studio in back.

Connect with this artist:

Special interview with the artist on YouTube