NICHOLAS LEPORE | Rippowam Gallery

"Each vessel is imbued with a rhythm and pattern that echoes the randomness and order found in nature." 

                                                                                                                                                                  –Nicholas Lepore

My high-fire stoneware vessels are functional and sculptural with an emphasis on surface texture and graceful forms. Each vessel is imbued with a rhythm and pattern that echoes the randomness and order found in nature.  The forms are classical while the tactical surfaces invite the viewer to touch and embrace each piece. Sometimes, I add smooth surfaces to temper the action, which brings contrast to the work.  Each piece is completed using a variety of glaze and firing techniques. They appeal aesthetically to your senses and are also used to grace your table for a meal.

Large Serving Bowl, Rust

Target Vessel, Turquoise

Large Raku Vase with Handles, Gold

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