Geoff DeMark

Ceramics
Studio at 511
511 South Nursery Avenue Purcellville, VA 20132
Loudoun Valley, Stop #21

Teapot - stoneware, wheel thrown and altered - 8
Teapot - stoneware, wheel thrown and altered - 8"x 12" - 2015

Artist Statement

I work with functional forms, primarily starting on the wheel. I like to alter some of the forms by pushing, pressing, and cutting. A simple manipulation can transform surface and shape. My intent is to have interactions with my work that are visual, physical, and functional.

My work tends to have components that have contrasting characteristics. When looking at my teapots, the bodies are thrown with clean lines, focusing on symmetrical form. Once I cut into them, the form changes to something that has movement and flow.

The handles change in size, shape and direction. Spouts narrow and widen. The knobs are small sculptures, organic and individual.

As I step back and look at my work, I see different combinations.

Rigid – Organic
Organic – Texture
Ergonomic – Balance
Form – Function
Visual – Physical

There are always variations. Which in turn, keeps me looking and wanting to create more.

Teapot - stoneware, wheel thrown and altered - 8
Teapot - stoneware, wheel thrown and altered - 8"x 12" - 2015
Teapots - stoneware, wheel thrown and altered - various sizes - 2015
Teapots - stoneware, wheel thrown and altered - various sizes - 2015
Teapot - stoneware, wheel thrown and altered - 8
Teapot - stoneware, wheel thrown and altered - 8"x 12" - 2015
Teapots - stoneware, wheel thrown and altered - various sizes - 2015
Teapots - stoneware, wheel thrown and altered - various sizes - 2015
Jar - earthenware - 2016
Jar - earthenware - 2016
Jars - earthenware - various sizes - 2016
Jars - earthenware - various sizes - 2016
Tumblers - earthenware - 2016
Tumblers - earthenware - 2016
Pouring Pitchers - stoneware, wheel thrown - 11
Pouring Pitchers - stoneware, wheel thrown - 11" x 8" - 2015
Teapots - stoneware, wheel thrown and altered - various sizes - 2015
Teapots - stoneware, wheel thrown and altered - various sizes - 2015
Jar - earthenware - 2016
Jar - earthenware - 2016
Jar - earthenware - 2016
Jar - earthenware - 2016
Jars - earthenware - various sizes - 2016
Jars - earthenware - various sizes - 2016
Tumblers - earthenware - 2016
Tumblers - earthenware - 2016
Pouring Pitchers - stoneware, wheel thrown - 11
Pouring Pitchers - stoneware, wheel thrown - 11" x 8" - 2015
Studio Interior
Studio Interior
Studio Interior
Studio Interior
Studio Interior
Studio Interior
Exterior of Studio
Exterior of Studio
Exterior of Studio
Exterior of Studio

Offering on tour: Experiences and treasures beyond the imagination! Sales of jewelry, pottery, demos, refreshments, and a kids' area.

Loudoun Valley Stop #21

Directions to Studio at 511:

From Main Street in Purcellville, turn south on 32nd Street (Route 690), then left onto Nursery Avenue. Ours is the fourth house on the left. Studio in back.