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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.

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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