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Uniquely Organic: Ceramic Works by Bent Oaks Pottery

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Working under his studio name, Bent Oaks Pottery, Danny Young creates uniquely organic ceramic artworks. Bent Oaks’ ceramic works include purely sculptural items as well as vessels and household objects.

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In our previous feature of Danny’s invitingly tactile ceramics, we looked at how the artist utilizes organic-looking forms and color schemes to lend a natural look to his pottery works. The artist seems to frequently reference marine life forms and water, as in his Deep Water Currents series, and even in the clam-like shapes of his sculptures. Danny’s ability to create these smooth, curved forms in his ceramic works is impressive and speaks to a mastery of the medium.

The front page of the Bent Oaks Pottery


I quite enjoy the way Danny’s sculptures celebrate the richness of earthy browns and other neutral color schemes. I hope to see more from this artist in the future, and find out how his work has grown or changed in more recent years.

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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