This beautiful Bruce Fairman lustre drip vessel measures 5" high by 6" in diameter. It is magnificently glazed in a purple lustre under glaze, with an iridized random turquoise satin lustre over drip glaze. It is signed by Fairman, and dated '94' for 1994. Bruce Fairman’s studio is in Sacramento, California in a flourishing artist colony. He graduated from Sacramento State University in Studio Art, and initially trained as a production potter for ten years. Eventually, he became one of the chief designers for Doris Designs, a porcelain jewelry manufacturer. In in his early pottery career, Fairman studied classic vessel forms, the influence of which can still be seen today. All of Bruce’s pottery is made from either porcelain or white stoneware clay, and each piece is created individually by hand on a potter’s wheel. Each shape is designed to capture both elegance and classical Oriental simplicity, while ultimately highlighting Bruce’s signature glazes. The glazes used by Fairman he developed himself over years of trial and error, and receive their unique colors and hues from the additional minerals added to the glaze. Fairman’s work has been shown in invitational exhibitions throughout the United States, and his pieces have been featured in galleries as far away as Hong Kong. He spends time every year in Cambodia working with new aspiring potters, teaching them the skills they will need to learn how to make a living wage as a potter....a wonderfully gifted and giving individual.
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