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Jerry Rhodes
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United States
JERRY RHODES
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Jerry Rhodes is a ceramic artist living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His work has appeared in numerous juried shows and competitions. He currently exhibits in galleries in Colorado Springs, Woodland Park, Monument, and Manitou Springs Colorado, Santa Fe and Taos New Mexico, Hastings-on-Hudson New York, Charleston South Carolina, Georgetown District of Columbia, and Bethlehem Pennsylvania, and has many pieces in private collections internationally. Jerry has an Electrical Engineering degree from Penn State University, is a former Air Force officer, and currently serves as the Joint Staff Air and Missile Defense Liaison to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

“The firing process I use for my pottery is often described as Raku, but the motivation behind my use of this technique might be considered its philosophical opposite. Rather than seeking a harmonious balance or simplicity through my work, I try to achieve dynamic and imaginative results by challenging the boundaries of gravity, material science, chemistry, and sometimes, common sense. Often I will use traditional style glazes and classic post firing reduction techniques, but other times I'll use plant food, steel wool, and horsehair during the firing, and add African porcupine quills to complete a composition. The results are usually dramatic.”

“I also like to combine seemingly disparate elements drawn from a global, temporal, and cultural palate to form a composition. Some pieces may blend science with antiquity; Einstein’s equations for Special Relativity carved around the rim of a classic Greek form, for instance, while others may represent a cultural fusion; African and Polynesian tribal components combined into a loosely symbolic presentation. In the end, I’m not really trying to fully resolve the different elements that go into a piece, but rather, bring the composition to a point where it finds a temporary détente within itself.”

“Each piece I create is unique, each one represents a new and exciting learning experience, and every one is an adventure.”

E-Mail: rhodespottery@aol.com

Current Residence: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Personal Quote: Ars est celare artem
JERRY RHODES
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Jerry Rhodes is a ceramic artist living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His work has appeared in numerous juried shows and competitions.  He currently exhibits in galleries in Colorado Springs, Woodland Park, Monument, and Manitou Springs Colorado, Santa Fe and Taos New Mexico, Hastings-on-Hudson New York, Charleston South Carolina, Georgetown District of Columbia, and Bethlehem Pennsylvania, and has many pieces in private collections internationally.  Jerry has an Electrical Engineering degree from Penn State University, is a former Air Force officer, and currently serves as the Joint Staff Air and Missile Defense Liaison to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

“The firing process I use for my pottery is often described as Raku, but the motivation behind my use of this technique might be considered its philosophical opposite. Rather than seeking a harmonious balance or simplicity through my work, I try to achieve dynamic and imaginative results by challenging the boundaries of gravity, material science, chemistry, and sometimes, common sense.  Often I will use traditional style glazes and classic post firing reduction techniques, but other times I'll use plant food, steel wool, and horsehair during the firing, and add African porcupine quills to complete a composition. The results are usually dramatic.”  

“I also like to combine seemingly disparate elements drawn from a global, temporal, and cultural palate to form a composition.  Some pieces may blend science with antiquity; Einstein’s equations for Special Relativity carved around the rim of a classic Greek form, for instance, while others may represent a cultural fusion; African and Polynesian tribal components combined into a loosely symbolic presentation.  In the end, I’m not really trying to fully resolve the different elements that go into a piece, but rather, bring the composition to a point where it finds a temporary détente within itself.”  

“Each piece I create is unique, each one represents a new and exciting learning experience, and every one is an adventure.”

E-Mail:  rhodespottery@aol.com

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Birdy-Papa Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Hello,
I've seen your gallery and I love a lot your work ! :) I do studies about ceramic so I'm interested about pottery.
Keep up the good work, I love what you do. :D :clap:
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reedymanedkelpie Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hi. I haven't heard from you in quite a while now.  I don't know if you saw the journal post, but I hope you'll be part of our competition? :)
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KaiCeramics Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Your work is absolutely stunning. Beautiful pottery!
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AeonFlora Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful pottery!
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Whistleman92 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
luv your gallery ;)
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ChristinaRoth333 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I love your antikythera and gear ratio pots, they're incredible! I can't believe I haven't seen them on here before. Really beautiful work :)
Cheers~
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claralieu Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love your work, beautiful and elegant!
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TheWanderer2030 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great work :)
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Gorrem Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glazes and shapes are amaaazingggggg.
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MERTGURKAN Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav
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