Synapse Artworks is the web presence of Brian Besch, an artist producing works in clay, screen-prints, and conceptually driven sculpture.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Arch Teapots - slipcast porcelain from original moulds
This is the last teapot mould I fabricated before leaving my studio space at UW-Madison. I enjoyed the engineering problems associated with creating a six-piece mould for the body along curved sides. 8x6.25x3.25"
I am an artist in Salt Lake City (via Wisconsin) producing primarily ceramics and screen prints. I received a BFA and Philosophy Major from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My fragmented output meanders from functional ceramics to aleatoric screen prints to more conceptual clay sculpture. Philosophy is my primary influence, and I am interested in the role of the intentional versus the arbitrary in a work of art. How an artwork is to be classified metaphysically, and its surrounding problems, provide yet another springboard for my output.