Hans Peter Mader
The structure of his work is often determined by the Raku technique. A ceramic arrangement that has been practiced in Japan since the 16th century. The images are made with sawdust on a barrel and heated to around 1,000 degrees. The result is a peculiar crack on the glaze. Mader works with earth tones so the cracks in the ceramics evoke images of dried out sand plains. His work seems to have been literally dug out from the earth. Interspersed with the oily hues, the images are universal and represent the cosmos in all its diversity.