Artist: Ruben Ruiz
Is there such a thing as having too much pottery in your house? Asking for a friend.
Please welcome Ruben Ruiz from Huxley to the 2018 Waukee Arts Festival.
"My fascination with nature is a major influence in my work. My aim is to create pieces that inspire a smile. It was in 2005 that I came in contact with clay for the first time, at the Irvine Fine Arts Center in California where I learned wheel throwing. The hand building part of my work is a self-taught process. My work is made with porcelain or stoneware clay. I wheel throw most of my pieces and then either alter them, add texture, and/or create sculptural details. Each piece is individually glazed and then fired in a reduction atmosphere at a temperature above 2100 degrees."