"I work with a small series of similar forms, concentrating on and exploring the subtle aspects of each emerging piece, actually feeling the shape, as much as seeing it," the artist said. The pieces are then surrendered to the fire, where they are transformed again. The clay and glaze combined with heat, interact and produce another variation of the piece.
"Opening a kiln is always a surprise," he said. "Good or bad, it is never exactly what you had envisioned. That is the hook and what drives me to make just one more thing and get it exactly right."
To inquire about Dan Ishler's currently available work, please contact the gallery at 800/858-5063.