ARTIST'S STATEMENT

My porcelain and stoneware pieces are hand-built, or they are cast,
then carved, using simple molds of my own design. These pieces are
one-of-a-kind.  Custom tile mural design is a specialty.

I aim for a balanced tension between the rugged and refined,
sometimes incorporating paper into porcelain to make translucent,
torn-edged, paper thin sheets.

My painterly approach to glazing is unusual, and presents unique
challenges with outcomes like no other. I create most of my own
glazes. It’s pure alchemy, ceramics!


I.  WATERS  … Humbled by water's awesome beauty, I've lived in a
land of Rivers and Sea, of Salmon and Abalone... the California coast,
for much of my life. Fluidity, change, the life giving magic and fleeting,
light reflective wonders of this perfect realm are my never ending
inspiration.

II. AIR  …Kindled by love for those who fly... Birds, Feathers, and
Winged Friends.

III. PATTERN  …Pattern is a unique aspect of the Earth, one that
intrigues and inspires. My work often reflects fascination with pattern
and rhythm, and the beauty these create for our planet.

IV. VESSELS  …Vases, bowls, and containers~ handbuilt, mainly slab
or coil construction in porcelain and white stoneware. Painterly glazed
designs, some carved... inspired by pattern, colors, and the natural
world.

V. COLOR  …My delight, simply- color!



   I enjoy creating artwork specific for a space,  that will be suitable
   for installation indoors or out.
   May be mounted as complete wall designs, then grouted.
   Others are ready to be customized for your specific application.
   Installation services available.



ZOLA DE FIRMIAN
FINE ART CERAMICS and TILE DESIGN
P.O. BOX 526
Creston, CA    93432


email:        zfirmian@mcn.org
cell:            707.972.1006
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ZOLA DE FIRMIAN :: CERAMICS
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