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Off the Lathe and Into the Kiln | Katie Mae Adams, Kentucky

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Off the Lathe and Into the Kiln | Katie Mae Adams, Kentucky
Cypress wood, cast glass, plastic | 5.5 x 5.75 x 5.75 in/14 x 15 x 15 cm

"Off the Lathe and Into the Kiln" combines traditional techniques of woodturning with glass kiln casting practices. Two cypress bowls were turned, one nested inside the other; the larger of the two was then encased in a mold and placed in the kiln. The wooden bowl was burned out while glass filled the empty cavity, creating unexpected organic surface textures. "Off the Lathe and Into the Kiln" animates the process of arranging dynamic forms by capturing the motion and essence of material exploration.

About the Artist:
Katie Mae Adams is from Bowling Green, Kentucky where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree at Western Kentucky University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Alabama. Her work has been included in numerous juried and group exhibitions. The Regional Height Width Depth Exhibition at the Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, Ohio, the Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show in Corpus Christi, Texas and the Out of the Woods: Traditional Form Revisited POP exhibition, are venues in which her work has been selected and shown. She has demonstrated woodturning at the 2016 and 2017 Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design Convention in Chicago, Illinois. Katie combines wood, glass, metal, and plastic components to create mixed media compositions. Her current body of work explores relationships created through human interaction with household objects.

Learn More: https://www.katiemaeadams.com/ Instagram: katie_mae_adams