NGJ Summer Exhibition: Norma Rodney Harrack

Norma Rodney Harrack

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Norma Rodney Harrack – Folded

“Folded” – a slab-constructed ceramic work is part of a series that explores the traditional ‘envelope’ form.  A template of the form to be constructed was cut from a slab of clay; the two opposing sides were then joined at the sides and further joined to stand upright on a small base; the form was then paddled into flatness. The work conjures up architecture, providing bold use of line, mass and form.

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Norma Rodney Harrack – Mountain and Rain

“Mountain and Rain” – a rectangular slab work with undulating edge – ‘Mountain’. The lower sections of the flattened sides of the form are punctuated with repetitive low-relief linear striations moving down to the end of the base – ‘rain’.  “Mountain and Rain” manifests my love of nature. Nature’s forces continue to pique my interest and to influence the trajectory of my work. The inspiration I derive from nature also stimulates my creativity and allows greater dimension of my work. 

These hand-built forms are enhanced through my glaze palette of traditional whites and grays and textural qualities to create sculptural ceramics with modern sensibility.

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