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"Clay Forms 2 - 'Space Junk'", as photographed at Waasard Elea Artists Ressdence before transport to Louvre Art Shopping October 2016. The Clay Forms followed a set from 2009, were part of negative shape studies, forms not completely off the wall, using ceramics. These, after the earlier Spackle and Grout Forms, at the time of ultrviolet stage set work. The set of Balls would include slip cast porcelain pieces. The round forms themselves that were a basic canvas for the purpose of methods and negative shapes work, studies done at the Hunagrian International Ceramics Studio. Originally the question was how much negative space could be played; one final aspect needing development before installation scheduled for 2019. Limitations to ceramic media for show included heaviness for transport, and... what always catches up... ceramic breaks.

Clay Forms 2 at Salon Art Shopping were listed for 35 Euros each. Each element is hand built slab, hollow stoneware, unglazed.

Clay Forms 2 at Louvre Carousel Art Shopping on 2016.

One of the first Clay Form Balls, "Blue Ball" cast at the International Ceramics Studios in Hungary 2007. Unglazed fired cobalt on Stoneware, 6" round.

The final Clay Balls were cast at the Ceramics Studios of Rocco Cardinali of Salerno in 2016 while Taylor was on residence at the Wassard Elea Artists Refugium. Silver Nitrate Raku on Stoneware, 6" round.

The 2nd of two final Clay Balls. Silver Nitrate Raku on Stoneware, 6" round.

Some of the Clay Forms were Raku-fired.

Raku fired Space Junk, 2016.

Raku fired Space Junk, 2016.

Each of the Clay Forms 2 Panel pieces can be viewed here.

"Clay Forms", White Glaze on Stoneware Panel, 4' X 8'. The Clay Forms were made at the International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet Hungary in 2009.

Taylor wanted to bring Spackle Forms off the flat surface, using as a model the "Fresco Forms" first made at the Ascea Artists residency in 2007. The development brought the negative space into the third dimension. He proposed to learn if ceramics would be viable to the International Ceramics Studio and made these first "Clay Forms" in Kescemet 2009 at the time of that question.

"Fresco Forms" 2007

"Spackle Forms" 2004

"Clay Forms", Detail

"Clay Forms", Detail

"Clay Forms", Detail

"Clay Forms", Detail

"Clay Forms", Detail

While a resident at the Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet Taylor was up early throwing small pots, a few of which were Raku'd with a fine European motor oil. The set of hollow sphere "Balls" were started in Kecskemet, and a few negative space shapes and doodles also were fired in Hungary.

"Untitled", Oil Raku on Black Stoneware, 3" high, 2009

"Untitled", Oil Raku on Black Stoneware, 5" high, 2009

"Untitled", Oil Raku on Black Stoneware, 3" high, 2009

The first clay ball, Copper Ball", Copper and Magnesium on Stoneware, 9" round, 2009

"Space Junk", Glazed Stoneware, 8" x 8" x 5:, 2009.

"Doodles", Un-Glazed fired Pigments on Stoneware Panel, 12" X 16", 2009.

"Blue Ball", Un-Glazed cobalt fired on Stoneware, 6" round, 2009.

"Porcelain Ball", Un-Glazed Herend Porcelain, 6" round, 2009.

"Porcelain Ball 2", Un-Glazed Herend Porcelain, 6" round, 2009.

"Porcelain Ball", Herend Porcelain, 6" round, 2009.

"Porcelain Ball", Photo by Small Procelain Museum, Latvia, Herend Porcelain, 6" round, 2009.

"Porcelain Ball 4", Herend Porcelain, 6" round, 2009.

"Parts", Negative Spaces from Balls, 2009.

"Parts", Negative Spaces from Balls, 2009.

"Untitled", Arylic on Stoneware, 1984.