Shamai- Sam Gibsh
Measures 19 x 12 x 0.75 inches L x W x H
Stoneware and perlite slab painted tile with terra sigillata from clay collected in Israel, US, Europe, and Japan. Fired in gas and wood reduction. Optionally I often utilize the ancient Hellenistic technique of painting and covering with Terra Sigillata. Natural samples of earth gathered in Israel and around the world, are the source of the multicolored palette. The warm hues create the backdrop where the imagery meets infinity. Exemplifying different methods of alternative firing, I transgress the traditional and anticipated, and creates an individual language to my work.