Bement, IL

Michael Schwegmann

Selected Work

About Michael Schwegmann

I hand form all these pieces out of porcelain clay.  I use wheel-thrown, extruded, and hand-modeled parts without casting molds.  All work is fired in natural gas reduction atmosphere with my glaze formulas.

I create ceramic representations of common objects through attentive, selected details and surfaces.  Most works reference objects relating to labor and hands-on activities.  Instead of trompe l'oeil sculptures, these look like memories of objects or icons. I alter and combine these icons to engage intellect and emotion in unexpected ways.