"I'm a perfectionist, but not in the sense of being so perfect that it's cold. Whatever I do, I want it to have a certain quality of precision, but it also has to have spirit." - John Tilton
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My husband John Tilton makes porcelain art pottery: bowls, vases and covered jars with cone 10 reduction glazes. The forms are intensely simple and restrained, and the glazes are quiet and deep. It's pottery far removed from the mainstream of ceramics, as our lives are also removed: we live and work in a meditation community.
It's no accident that John Tilton's work is often described in metaphysical terms, for he intends, by using porcelain forms and his matte crystalline glazes, to address and explore the subtle realms of existence, or, as he puts it - the 'macrocosm and microcosm'.
What motivates a man of mathematics to become a man of porcelain, stoneware and clay? An idea which cultivates a vision, a willingness to undergo radical change and courage to exercise obedience in response to an emerging creative ability. Such is the case with John Tilton...