Jimmy Clark: Shards of the Wissahickon

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Jimmy Clark is known for his mastery of the pinching technique. His large-scale vessels are simple forms characterized by their eggshell thin walls, subtle asymmetry, and aged presence. Clark's pinch pots look like unearthed archaeological artifacts that have been salvaged and restored for further study. He has purposefully cracked, patched, and smoked the surfaces to create an illusion of history.
In his most recent body of work, Clark has embedded pottery shards into the surfaces of his vessels. These particular shards were found in the historically rich Wissahickon Valley, a wooded park on the outskirts of Philadelphia.