Andi Wolfe and Clay Foster | Ceremony, 2021

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Andi Wolfe and Clay Foster | Ceremony, 2021
2,300.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2021 Jul 16 @ 20:21UTC-4 : AST/EDT
Andi Wolfe | Upper Arlington, Ohio
Clay Foster | Indianapolis, Indiana
Bronze, wood, brass brads, grout
9.5 x 3.5 x 3.5

Clay's Statement:
Ceremony is born deep in the belly of ancient stories, and lives on in the emblems of ritual, becoming sacred by generations of use.

Andi's Statement:
Working with bronze has an element of ceremony in that the coordination of the team during the pour feels ritualistic. The steps are always the same: melt the wax out of the mold, put the mold in the sand pit, remove the crucible and carry it to the pit, pour the molten metal, wait for it to cool. It's highly choreographed with each participant's role clearly defined - very akin to ceremonial activities.

Andi: I recently learned mold making for glass casting at The Ohio State University, and used one of my wood-turned bowls for the exercise. While in the process of glass casting I was given the additional opportunity to learn bronze casting. The wax castings from the 2-part mold I made reminded me of Clay's Ceremonial bowls. When I removed my bronze cast bowl from its casing I knew I wanted to collaborate with Clay to bring the piece to life. We both love old bronze artifacts and African art, and have bronze pieces from Africa in our personal collections. We wanted to emulate the patina found on these artifacts, with areas that are worn and shiny from much handling.

Clay: This is the first collaboration piece by Andi Wolfe and Clay Foster. It is also the first piece Clay has made in over two years because of health reasons, and future production will be limited.

Curator's Note: The turning community is overjoyed that Clay is returning to good health after an organ transplant, and deeply grateful to the donor who made it possible. Even if you already checked the box on your driver's license or told your family you want to donate, you need to register as a donor to make sure your wishes are followed. Learn more here, and do it today: Donate Life organ donation registration (https://www.donatelife.net)