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Ian Wieczorek

Ian Wieczorek

Ian Wieczorek

Damascus, Oregon

ARTIST STATEMENT

I start my pieces by using thick coils of clay to create simple cylinders. By making grand gestures, I’m able to manipulate the cylinder into a more Wabi-Sabi style. The shapes are bold, undulating, and curvaceous. I don’t build from a blueprint; instead, I create from an intuitive mindset. Pulling from my experience to make informed decisions during the process. Spending time texturizing the surface allows for my brain to shut off and my heart takes control. What is created at the end is an object that is very familiar to me. It is a piece of the person I aspire to be.

I received my BFA from Sierra Nevada University. I attended Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural in Japan. From there, I was accepted to the Ash Street Project in Portland. Currently, I’m a resident artist at Heartfire Sanctuary. There I have a home studio and teach classes.

THIS ARTIST SPECIALIZES IN:

Functional, Non-Functional, Sculptural, Contemporary, Decorative, Kitchen, Dining, Bright, Colorful, Complex, Black, Blue, Gold, Green, Grey, Indigo, Pink, Purple, Orange, Red, Silver, Turquoise, Yellow, Stoneware, Porcelain, Wood fired, Soda fired, Raku, Reduction, Oxidation, Wheel Thrown, Hand Built, Carved, Coil, Pinched, Lustres, Underglazes, Bottle, Bowl, Cup, Jar, Lamp, Plate, Platter, Pitcher, Planter, Mug, Sculpture, Tea Bowl, Teapot, Tumbler, Vase, Vessel

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Full Moon Tea Ceremony

DATES:

May 26 - May 26

TIMES:

06:00pm - 10:00pm

ADDRESS:

HeartFire Sanctuary

WEBSITE:

Our Monthly Full Moon Tea Ceremony and dinner celebration. Tradition Japanese tea and meal will be served to you inside the Heartfire kiln Tempel. Please visit website for full description. Keep up to date through our Instagram, @heartfiresanctuary. Hope to see you there!!

Wood Kiln Building

DATES:

TIMES:

Jul 15 - Jul 25

09:00am - 10:00pm

ADDRESS:

Heartfire Sanctuary

WEBSITE:

We will be constructing a wood fired kiln, first of it's design, right here at Heartfire Sanctuary. Many hands will be needed to cut and place bricks. Work along master kiln builders as they do what they do best. Visit the website and Instagram page (@heartfiresanctuary) to stay updated with details