A story of duality told by the hands of a multifaceted artist and creator.
Inspired by opposites Jeffrey Loura has spent the past 15 years exploring the medium of ceramics. Fascinated by the duality of opposing concepts; life vs death; female vs male; individualism vs community his work recently took a turn from the study and constant repetition of the sphere into a more complex and mature way of splitting and rearranging spheres into complex structures that together create a refined shape. With a minor in architecture and a BFA from Parsons in NY Loura works with a calculated presence. Planning each piece before he starts work he ensures that the weight distribution is precise and every component is level.
“What I love the most about Jeffrey Loura’s work is his thorough approach and meticulous attention to detail. The works speak for themselves and communicate his thoughts through form.”
Taking up to 1 month to create the complex works are all carefully hand thrown and assembled in New York using a stoneware clay and finished off with multiple layers of colored slips and underglazes, giving them a deep matte black surface.
These quiet, peaceful forms are the result.