Red Lodge Clay Center, Short-Term Resident 2021
Dow Redcorn has been making functional ceramics for approximately twelve years and is primarily a self-taught artist, however learned many techniques through workshops and community studio demonstrations. The natural world of forests, deep woods, and the atmospheres that surround them are all sources of his inspiration. His artwork reflects this in the form of trees, acorns, leaves, and stumps, as well as the imagery and design used in the Osage Tribes traditional clothing. He appreciates creating functional ceramics for food and drink as it appeals to his nature to create spaces for sharing meals and conversation. “It is really about providing for others, I think. My partner and I often cook for friends and family, and these items for food and drink are really in the service of people.”
Dow Redcorn’s forms are made of white and red stoneware, primarily thrown and carved. Layered techniques including airbrushing, brushwork, silk-screening, and decals are utilized to create a mix of reality and atmospheric fantasy. They are finished with transparent gloss or matte glaze and fired in oxidation to cone six.