Fossilized Coral

Amanda Taylor


1 in stock


This piece is part of the Wabi Sabi, Embracing the Art of Imperfection exhibit in the Main Gallery of The Folk Art Center.

“My work explores the expressive possibilities of glass through variation in color, texture, light, and atmosphere. By drawing inspiration from nature with its quiet, modest, and undeclared beauty, I use my glass work to creatively interpret the ever-
present beauty that sounds us all. I use light, color, and form to create a sense of place in my work. My hope is that the work will spark a fond memory and bring a sense of wonder and joy within each viewer.

My whole process during the creation of the Fossilized Coral vessel truly embraces the Wabi Sabi aesthetic. The color and shapes of the individual coral forms that make up most of this vessel are due to a reaction between certain glass colors within each small murrine when they come in contact with each other. The amount of reaction is out of my control, but the effect is beautiful, and the texture of the surface once fused and slumped into its final form is alluring. The undulating edge is purposefully left organic…I let it be what the vessels wants to be and not change the natural form of the edge. My hope is that one will take their time to notice all the minute details within this piece that I truly loved creating.”

  • Murrine cane, kilnformed glass; double slumped form, sandblasted
  • 12″in diameter x 6″high
  • Will ship the first week of June, after the exhibition is closed
  • Wabi Sabi runs from June 30 – September 30, 2018

The Southern Highland Craft Guild opens its third exhibition for the 2018 year with Wabi Sabi, Embracing the Art of Imperfection in the Folk Art Center’s main gallery upstairs. It features 60 objects from makers of the Guild that showcase this traditional Japanese aesthetic of honoring the beauty of flaws. Works focus on juxtapositions of symmetry through gnarled wooden sculptures, rough textures in a wall hanging’s fabric, or a woven pattern’s simplicity.
Curator Nikki Josheff received an overwhelming number of submissions for this exhibition. “It has been exciting to see the membership’s enthusiasm for Wabi Sabi,” she said. “With our history of cultivating fine craft for more than eight decades, there’s often an expectation of perfection within our community. Our jury process is rigorous, and done through peer-evaluation to uphold a standard within a designated media.” Wabi Sabi encourages participants to let go of creative pressures, perhaps expectations of perfection, that may limit one’s imagination. Instead, it challenges makers to work with flaws, or other brokenness within their process.


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Fossilized Coral”