Lawrence DeJong

drawing, fine craft, photography, sculpture

As an artist for many years, working in a variety of media and images ranging from realistic to abstract, the process of creating in clay has been a special interest.  Currently, I am doing a series of clay sculptures using a variety of low fire clays and working with stains and non-glaze surface treatments.  These creations, “Wall Fragments”, draw upon many interests and years of visual observations of the natural world and my studies in art history.  The references in each piece are varied and non-specific, leaving the viewer free to make whatever associations they see or feel.  Each sculpture is unique, no front or back, free standing (no base), small in size (6”-20”or so), and some have multiple segments or pieces that invite the viewer to play with different arrangements.