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JOHN OBRIEN
Cape Coral, Florida - United States



Original Artworks (7)

John Obrien; Iris At Sunset, 2017, Original Ceramics Wheel, 15 x 20.5 inches. Artwork description: 241 Ceramic art pottery lidded jar large vase garden multi color floral iris leaves...
John Obrien
Original Wheel Ceramics, 2017
15 x 20.5 inches (38.1 x 52.1 cm)
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John Obrien; CTMULTI, 2013, Original Ceramics Wheel, 6 x 8.5 inches. Artwork description: 241  This piece is more sculptural than a functioning bottle. The vessel is twisted in form with various sized holes i? 1/2drilledi? 1/2 then countersunk. An application of multiple colored glaze finishes this piece. ...
John Obrien
Original Wheel Ceramics, 2013
6 x 8.5 inches (15.2 x 21.6 cm)
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John Obrien; 2RTV3, 2013, Original Ceramics Wheel, 4.7 x 9.7 inches. Artwork description: 241  Handmade sculptural porcelain pottery vessels, thrown on a potteri? 1/2s wheel and manipulated by hand. ...
John Obrien
Original Wheel Ceramics, 2013
4.7 x 9.7 inches (11.9 x 24.6 cm)
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John Obrien; 2CRCV3, 2013, Original Ceramics Wheel, 7 x 7.3 inches. Artwork description: 241  Handmade sculptural porcelain pottery vessels, thrown on a potter's wheel and manipulated by hand.  ...
John Obrien
Original Wheel Ceramics, 2013
7 x 7.3 inches (17.8 x 18.5 cm)
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John Obrien; 2BBBW3, 2013, Original Ceramics Wheel, 15 x 4.5 inches. Artwork description: 241  Hand thrown on a potters wheel, made of porcelain. ...
John Obrien
Original Wheel Ceramics, 2013
15 x 4.5 inches (38.1 x 11.4 cm)
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John Obrien; 1RMBT3, 2013, Original Ceramics Wheel, 6 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  John manipulates his finely wheel thrown vessels by twisting, bending, folding, carving and crimping. His idiosyncratic works are one of a kind, nonrepresentational sculptural vessels. The organic design of each pot creates a modern, exotic form.   ...
John Obrien
Original Wheel Ceramics, 2013
6 x 12 inches (15.2 x 30.5 cm)
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John Obrien; 1MCLN3, 2013, Original Ceramics Wheel, 5.2 x 7.5 inches. Artwork description: 241 Handmade sculptural porcelain pottery vessels, thrown on a potter's wheel and manipulated by hand.   ...
John Obrien
Original Wheel Ceramics, 2013
5.2 x 7.5 inches (13.2 x 19.1 cm)
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Artist Statement

Dimensional canvases of expression, is one way to describe the artwork of John O’Brien. Whether it is a graceful vase or a sculpture making a statement he is always pushing the limitations of the medium.
John O’Brien is competitive by nature he has always taken his art seriously, continuing to learn and challenge himself. He feels that the versatility of the clay is only limited by the hands and mind of the artist that places the clay on the wheel. He strives to create something that has not already been created.
John has studied every aspect of the art form - from building his own wheels and kilns, to the chemistry of the clay and glazes. He has more than 30 years invested in his knowledge and ability of ceramic art. Presently, throwing on the wheel and sculpting are his primary forms.
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