Something that we are passionate about at The Bright Angle is finding ways to support artists, and one of our favorite ways to do this is through our Design Residency Program. Daniel Garver came to us after spending a two year fellowship at Penland School of Crafts and is an artist of many mediums. While he was here he created this limited edition collection just for us! The cups are American made one by one with the finest porcelain that we mix from scratch here in our studio. The High Contract Cup Collection will be listed in our shop this Saturday at 9am EST and they are sure to go quickly. Once they are gone you won't be able to get them again.
The High Contrast Cup Collection was created with contemporary design in mind. These handmade cups were made at The Bright Angle using a modular plaster mold system inlayed with porcelain casting slip. An initial layer of white slip is painted on the plaster, using a knife the patterns are cut and selectively removed then inlayed with a black slip. The plaster components are carefully stacked and strapped together allowing for multiple variations of form and pattern. After the cups are cast they are cleaned with a damp sponge to soften the form and reveal another layer of subtle depth to the pattern. The finished handmade ceramic forms integrate dimensional form and textile derivative patterns into complex objects. This isn’t only studio pottery, this is ceramic art.
About Daniel Garver
Originally from Madison Wisconsin, Daniel completed a BFA concentrated in ceramics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In 2017 Daniel completed the Core Fellowship at the Penland school of Crafts where his focused broaden to include drawing and textiles. Daniel has attended the Arrowmont Pentaculum in 14,15’, was a scholarship recipient at Haystack 17, and assisted multiple workshops at Penland and Arrowmont. He has attended the Penland Winter Residency 14’,15’,16’ &17’, a residency at A-Z West 17’, will be finishing 2017 with a residency at the Jentel Foundation, and beginning 2018 as a textile resident at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.