Farmer D’s is excited to partner with local artisans showcasing (and selling) their works in our new Artisan’s Corner. Just in time for the holidays! This month we are featuring beautiful, forest-inspired pottery by Dow Redcorn.
I have been fascinated with nature, forests and the life cycles of trees my entire lifetime. The aspen of Colorado, the bald cypress of Louisiana and the white oak and acorns in my own backyard have all been sources of my inspiration. My art work reflects this in the form of trees, limbs, logs and stumps. My forms are made of stoneware, primarily thrown and altered. Once they have taken shape, they are carved using various tools and techniques to create a mix of reality and fanciful natural forms. They are often airbrushed with underglaze and finished with high-fired glazes. “Tree” pots, leaf mugs, acorn salt pigs. Anything is imaginable…
As a Native American from the Osage Indian Tribe in N.E. Oklahoma, the images of animals, nature and spirits have long adorned our tribe’s ceremonial clothing, blankets and historic tools used in daily living. While those images are not directly playing themselves out on my work today, the themes of nature and nature as incorporated into our daily lives is.