Julia Galloway
Utilitarian Pottery

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stacking dishes stacking cream and sugar stacking cream and sugar cream and sugar
stacking cups (two) stacking cups (four) stacking cups
stacking dish set


Arpeggio: production of the tones of a chord in rapid succession, as in playing the harp,
and not simultaneously; a chord thus played
Baltimore Clay Works exhibition 2001. The subject of this work is utilitarian pottery that, in some way, stacks. A creamer sits on a sugar pot, serving dishes that grow on top of one another, cups that stack and interact through surface pattern: the simple concept of separating and coming back together again. This is similar to an arpeggio chord: written, the notes appear stacked on top of each other, but when played, they stretch out horizontally. The physical act of unstacking and restacking the pots involves the user through building and arranging. And, as pottery itself, arranging and building become notions of home and domesticity. Thank you to the Baltimore Clay works for this exhibition and for their on going support.
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