Artist Spotlight: William Todd May

SWIC Art Faculty Exhibition
January 19 – February 23, 2017

Each Monday and Wednesday during the SWIC Art Faculty Exhibition, we will feature one of the exhibiting art instructors, including their artist statement and images of their works.

Statement

Clay and the history of clay objects dates back to the beginning of the Paleolithic Era. My life and work then as a studio ceramics artist connects me with a long tradition of making objects to be admired for their process to record mark-making through these ceramic objects. By firing these artistic expressions and formulation of the glazes, I become extremely connected to these ceramic forms. Like nature, I am recording each change through earth, water, wind, and fire. I become a recorder of the ceramic process and seek truth through universal beauty. This, after hours and decades of experience, becomes nature and is recorded in the process of studio ceramics.

I am a potter and very proud of my life’s work in the medium of clay.

Works

Bowl & Cup, 2016
6” x 6” x 3”
clay

Bowl & Cup, 2016
3” x 6” x 6”
clay

Guardian of the Vessel, 2016
13” x 6” x 6”
clay

Copper Red Vase, 2016
12” x 6” x 6”
clay

Guardian Urn, 2016
9” x 6” x 6”
clay

Copper Red Bowl, 2016
5” x 10” x 10”
clay

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May’s “Bowl and Cup” with “Guardian of the Vessel” in the background

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May’s “Bowl and Cup”

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May’s “Guardian of the Vessel”

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May’s “Copper Red Vase”

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