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Christopher Gryder

"My strong belief that direct engagement in 'making' is the best way to synthesize material and form has led me to an aesthetic focused on a seamless synergy of the geometric and the organic."

In order to encourage this union of substance and shape, Christopher Gryder has developed a new sand-casting technique--"earth forming"--that allows him to shape his material by carving its negative form. Once the cavity is filled with clay, he releases the actual piece by destroying the surrounding silt mold.

The process creates a ceramic illusion, passing off man-made objects as though they were formed in the natural world. A deliberate artifice that replaces the artist's investment of time and labor with the casual motions of Mother Nature.

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Circle Prism
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Christopher Gryder
$ 2,700
Elemental Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Christopher Gryder
$ 180 - $ 500
Delta Ripple
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Christopher Gryder
$ 700
Rawdo
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Christopher Gryder
$ 1,000
Sand Stone Blooms
Ceramic Wall Art
by Christopher Gryder
$ 90 - $ 250
Arc
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Christopher Gryder
$ 2,980
Edge Burst
Ceramic Wall Art
by Christopher Gryder
$ 180
Fresh Move
Ceramic Wall Art
by Christopher Gryder
$ 400
Open Link
Ceramic Wall Art
by Christopher Gryder
$ 180
Frolic
Ceramic Wall Art
by Christopher Gryder
$ 180
Perigee
Ceramic Wall Art
by Christopher Gryder
$ 750
Equisymbrium No. 2
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Christopher Gryder
$ 2,960
Equisymbrium
Ceramic Wall Art
by Christopher Gryder
$ 2,960