JIM WHALEN

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JIM  WHALEN
Jim Whalen creates ceramic vessels with elegant rounded forms, organic glazes and fluid designs. His vessels are wheel thrown, burnished and coated with terra sigillata. After bisque firing, patterns and images are created with wax resist. These patterns are sometimes mathematical, sometimes emotional, but always drawn from within.
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JIM  WHALEN Large Marble Bowl with Circles

Medium Marble Bowl with Circles
- Low fire salt and sawdust fired
7-1/2 x 10-3/4 x 10-3/4 in
$ 500.00


JIM  WHALEN Large Marble Bowl with Circles
Medium Marble Bowl with Circles
Low fire salt and sawdust fired  
7-1/2 x 10-3/4 x 10-3/4 in
$ 500
JIM  WHALEN Large Dark Marble Bowl
Large Dark Marble Bowl
Low fire salt and sawdust fired  
9 x 13-1/2 x 13-1/2 in
$ 700
JIM  WHALEN Large Marble Bowl
Medium Marble Bowl
Low fire salt and sawdust fired  
7-1/4 x 11 x 11 in
$ 500
JIM  WHALEN Small Marble Bowl
Small Marble Bowl
Low fire salt and sawdust fired  
5-3/4 x 9 x 9 in
$ 300
JIM  WHALEN Large Woven
Large Woven
Low fire salt and sawdust fired  
9 x 13-1/2 x 13-1/2 in
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JIM  WHALEN

JIM WHALEN

JIM WHALEN Biography

Jim Whalen creates ceramic vessels with elegant rounded forms, organic glazes and fluid designs.

“My pots are wheel thrown, burnished and coated with terra sigillata. After bisque firing, patterns and images are created with wax resist. The pots then go through a two stage firing process. Both of these firings produce random chaotic markings on the surface of each pot. The wax resist separates the effects caused by each process into distinct areas giving definition to the patterns without losing the vitality of chaos. These patterns are sometimes mathematical, sometimes emotional, but always drawn from within.” — Jim Whalen

Whalen received his BFA degree from East Carolina University (NC). His work is in the collections of the Mint Museum of Craft + Design (NC), City of Mesa (AZ) and Rocky Mount Art Museum (NC). Whalen’s ceramics have been exhibited extensively throughout the Southeastern United States including the Lancaster Museum of Art (PA) and Museum of York County (SC).

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