Wesner B. Stack
Wes Stack Ceramics
One-half mile north of Red Mill Pond turn off Rt. 1 onto Cave Neck Rd.(Rt.88). Travel one-half mile. Turn right down the lane just past a small gray-green bungalow. House and studio are at the end of the lane running along the horse pasture.
I make functional and decorative ceramic stoneware and use both traditional and raku firing processes.
After a career in education, I was introduced to clay by Amie Sloan at the Rehoboth Art League. Over the next few years I was drawn more and more into the medium. Primarily self taught, but influenced by artists in many workshops, I continue to explore the limitless possibilities inherent in my interactions with clay and other media.
I am fascinated by the “possibilities in the abstract”, an aesthetic attributed to the photographer Edward Weston. Whether in the subtle patterns of smoke and glaze on a raku piece or the arcing gesture of metal reformed by fire, I find pointers to the deeper meaning of materials and processes.
I believe the creative process involves risk and chance and change. In my work, I am always involved in pushing the boundaries beyond my current levels of skill and understanding. While sometimes these efforts result in failure, the successes provide continuous motivation to expand into the unknown. Visit my website to view recent explorations or contact me to visit the “Second Chance Ranch Studio” near Lewes.