Paul Soldner
wheel-thrown, altered and slab-built earthenware with incisions

"Soldner's art comes from a combination of responding to intuition and learning from accidents on the one hand, and maintaining control and seeking refinement on the other. This synthesis, which is sought by many, be they painters, sculptors, or ceramists, is an approach integral to Soldner's personality and it is directed by his compulsion to change and grow. Impelled by both need and preference, Soldner has investigated unfamiliar paths in the ceramics field. His early involvement with the medium -the late 1950's and early 1960's -coincided with the youthful phases of modem American clay sculpture. "

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