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Sid Henderson

Tuscon, United States

Sid got his BA at the University of California, Davis, where he learned a great deal about glaze and clay chemistry.

 

After graduating he continued his practise with a few bronze sculpture commissions for cities in Texas and after moving to Tucson he began teaching ceramics for the city's Parks and Recreation Department.

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His work is informed by ancient Greek pottery and the images rendered on his vessels are meant to be light-hearted documentations of queer culture.

His pottery is thrown by hand on a wheel and follows the traditional Greek method. His pieces are handpainted with slip (liquid clay) while still unfired, and then fired only once to its maximum temperature.

 

Sid also invented a special recipe for his terracotta to increase hardness and durability by ageing the clay outside for a few weeks, greatly improving the consistency.

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