INTEREST: Abstract Expressionism
RESEARCH: Picassp, Jasper Johns, Lee Krasner, Per Kirkeby, Greg Amenoff, Pat Steir, Judy Pfaff, Arshile Gorkey, Wm De Kooning, Roberto Juarez
FUNDAMENTALS: Line, shape and relationships.
PROCESS: Paint “beyond thinking”. Let “chance play a role”. Construct parameters. Define.
AESTHETICS: It’s all about “problem-solving”. Work to “engage & elevate”
I develop custom raku glazes which are lead-free and formulated to create dazzling effects on varied surfaces of non-functional pottery and sculpture. No two finished pieces will ever be the same because the metals (silver, copper, cobalt, iron) and colorants of the glazes are brought to the surface by flame and reduction to present themselves in a unique way.
I am amazed by the level of influence that my 30 years of experience as an antique dealer, has had on my clay creations. From 17th century red-ware, to 21st century porcelain, where the struggle between form vs. function is constant. My work is influenced by 16th century Japanese potters, European Modernists and 20th century abstract expressionists.
Bohemian (Boho) Jewelry created with a combination of raku beads, pendants, semi-precious metals and stones.
Boho is short for bohemian, a word used to describe a person who does not like to conform to tradition. Bohemian jewelry is actually a mix of different materials and colors designed in a carefree style.
One of Nancy’s raku chargers “Autumn” has been featured in the book “500 RAKU”, published by Lark. Her winning entry distinguishes itself with combination of glazes, and its application.
Company: Art & Antiques
Name: Nancy Zarbock
E-mail address: email@example.com
Potters’ Guild of New Jersey: http://www.pottersguildnj.org/nancy-zarbock.html
Steven's Institute of Technology, Castle at the Point, NJ M.S Business Mgt. 1997 Kean College, Elizabeth, NJ BS Biology 1975 Union College, Cranford, NJ BA Liberal Arts 1972 Raritan Valley Community College, North Branch, NJ Continuing Education since 1997