Nathan Cone

Bachelor of Applied Arts

My relief-carving/landscape painting measures eighteen by twenty inches, with rough and uneven edges to compliment the emphasis on natural characteristics. The work was first rolled out as a slab of wet clay, into which a landscape relief was carved. Underglazes were applied to this, and it was fired. A clear glaze was applied over areas depicting water, and finally the piece was fired again. It is a simple work, drawing inspiration purely from the beauty of nature. This piece seeks to convey the unique atmosphere of the portrayed landscape through three-dimensional forms and undulations in addition to two-dimensional color application. This yields an artwork that draws the viewer into the scene more effectively than a flat landscape painting alone could.

Landscape Relief 

2019

stoneware, underglaze

18x20"