Josephine Burr

Blue Knot Glazed ceramic, pigment, wax, 14" x 14" x 14"

Blue Knot
Glazed ceramic, pigment, wax, 14″ x 14″ x 14″

Dense White Knot Glazed ceramic, 12" x 10" x 10"

Dense White Knot
Glazed ceramic, 12″ x 10″ x 10″

Underpinnings Ceramic, stains, glaze, pigmented wax, pencil 24" x 24" x 3"

Underpinnings
Ceramic, stains, glaze, pigmented wax, pencil
24″ x 24″ x 3″

Between Voice and Presence Ceramic, stains, glaze, pigmented wax, pencil 40" x 25" x 3"

Between Voice and Presence
Ceramic, stains, glaze, pigmented wax, pencil
40″ x 25″ x 3″

Yellow Knot Glazed ceramic, pigment, wax, 14" x 14" x 14"

Yellow Knot
Glazed ceramic, pigment, wax, 14″ x 14″ x 14″

My recent work explores the fluidity of lines – looped, clustered, connected and shifting – rendered themselves in a shifting spectrum of form, surface, color and light. The ceramic medium offers both a malleable material for “drawing” form in space, and a surface on which line, color and even light can be layered and manipulated. The tactile intimacy, and alchemy, of the material allows a deeply intuitive,responsive process through which the pieces emerge.

Josephine Burr is a ceramic and mixed media artist based in Boston, MA.   She has exhibited and lectured nationally, and was a featured artist in the 2013 Biennial of the National Council on Ceramic Arts at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.  Recent artist residencies include Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts (ME), Greenwich House Pottery (NY), and Babson College (MA).  Ms. Burr received her MFA in Artisanry/Ceramics from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2002.