Thomas Caccamo

Community 5: North Portland, St. Johns, Map # 59

Words from the Artist

I build collages in clay. My procedures are similar to artists who cut shapes out of paper then reassemble the pieces onto a background. I use cut-outs from slabs of rolled white clay instead of paper. The pieces are shaped, finely sanded, fired and then assembled with epoxy. The ultra-smooth layers give dimension to the works and emphasize line and shadow. The starkness of the unglazed white clay lets you see the shapes and lines they create without distraction.  Assembly of the ceramic components for the bas-relief is post firing for technical and aesthetic reasons.

Media: Ceramic

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes