Font One

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Font One is a white clay ceramic face made by using wood block type to create the relief areas. The first firing is unglazed and the second firing uses a glossy black glaze, which is brushed onto the clay surface. After the glaze has dried, it is wiped away with a sponge and water. A heavy concentration of the black glossy glaze is left in the recessed type form areas. The final step is adding encaustic clear and white wax to give additional texture to the surface.

Product Details
  • White clay

  • Mounted to a cradled wood 12" x 12” panel


About the Artist
Rochester Institute of Technology
Graphic Design, BFA 1972

Richard is a figurative artist who explores the psychological and emotive potential of the human face in a contemporary expressionistic style. Propelled by a fascination with process and experimentation, he works intuitively across a broad range of two and three-dimensional mixed media. His work often reflects the influence of his interest in ancient and aboriginal artifacts.

Though the human figure is a constant theme, experimentation in process is a driving force in his work and he thrives on trying a variety of approaches, including the use of encaustic wax, metal sculpture, and imported digital images such as graffiti.