The Art of Clark Marshall

This video comes from an interview with film maker Joe Olivas regarding the first of many collaborations with restaurants in the Salt Lake area.

These videos are the result of a collaboration between the artist Clark Marshall and skilled photographer Sam Rosser. This first piece contains footage of studio time. Much of the works shown are a type of serving platter or “sushi plates.” The style of plate, thrown as a cylinder then unrolled, comes from Japan. The decorating technique comprises a type of image transfer technique. Silk-screened images are printed on paper and transferred onto each piece as a design element.

Containing stop-motion photography of studio time, this video features small moon vases which were made for a gallery show at Art Access in Salt Lake City, Utah. The show, which took place in June of 2012, featured a number of my signature style pieces, with a particular emphasis on texts from the Florentine Renaissance. These were thrown as a set of 10, with only three chosen for the show. They were decorated in a Cobalt Sulfate solution (See “Portfolio” tab on the Facebook Page “CM Ceramics”), and handwriting from the artist Michelangelo.

Thrown with a high-quality cone 10 Porcelain, this piece was part of a larger series which was also made for the June 2012 Art Access show. “Palimpsest” is a concept from Ancient Rome (see “Portfolio” tab). When wax tablets were scraped by pupils repeatedly in order to erase their assignments, layers of previous texts could be often be seen underneath the surface. The series, still in progress, features 50 numbered and signed pieces. All containing Cobalt and Copper for color, and the writing of Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo and Piero della Francesca.

This video features the second method I use for printing on clay. Large sheets of porcelain are cut to create a flat surface for the silk screens. Specially formulated glaze recipes are screened directly onto the surface of the clay, often in various layers. The sheets are then draped over mold of my own making. A coil is added to the bottom in order to create a foot. As you can tell by the last few images, the pieces must be dried as carefully and as slowly as possible. These pieces were done as part of my preparations for the 2012 Park City Arts Festival.