Galena, IL

Delores Fortuna

2020 WINNER OF THE JANE AND LEONARD KORMAN FAMILY PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN CLAY

Selected Work

About Delores Fortuna

Forming function, a dance, often a tug of war between thought and object making. Add to this dialogue the sheer joy of working with clay as materially responsive as porcelain and surfaces only possible through glaze fusion. My work uses basic wheel thrown shapes as starting points, altering and rejoining forms articulated by black slip inlay. The clays and glazes I use are often of my own formulation. My glazes are food safe, microwave and dishwashing stable.