Delores Fortuna
Galena, IL

Fortuna Pottery

Forming function, a dance, often a tug of war, between thought and object making. Add to this dialogue the sheer joy of working with clays as materially responsive as porcelain and surfaces only possible through glaze fusion. A dynamic is created which becomes a life-long fascination. My work uses basic wheel thrown shapes as starting points, altering and rejoining forms articulated by black slip inlay. The clays and glazes I use are often of my own formulation, fired to stoneware temperatures (2374F) in a gas reduction fiber kiln. My glazes are food safe, microwave and dishwashing stable.

PMA 2020-Best in Ceramics, Dubuque Museum of Art, 2020, Permanent Collection Purchase

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