TERRANCE FRANK LAZAROFF, CD, BFA
When working with clay, I don’t have a defined direction. Most of
my work is experimental which means that I don’t stay with one direction
long enough for my work to be identified as my signature. I can start a
project one day, and deviate the next, going in a different course.
The work of my peers inspires me to try other avenues of technique
when working with clay. For example, I may begin creating a sculpture one
day, and the next, I can find myself sitting at my wheel throwing mugs.
Other days can see me fabricating a mold that will allow me to create the
perfect bowl form. Or I may find myself working with my brushes, allowing
my inner self to push the boundaries of the three-dimension form that is
on my workbench in front of me.
I want to gain recognition for my efforts, not necessarily for
monetary gain, but for the satisfaction that I created something that the
public enjoy, and wishes to own. I make art for the joy of filling the
world with objects that I create, and that I feel are beautiful.
a visual artist who slips in and out of the functional world, I continue
to research the experimental glaze arena, dabbling in the painting
process, and playing in the modeling and sculpting disciplines. Each day,
I allow my feelings to decide where I will go with clay-art, and what a
fulfilling journey it is.
recently started to enjoy making sculpture. My latest project is working with
the Serge Borassa bronze foundry located at St-Robert, Quebec; just out side
of Sorel. I am awaiting my latest series of bronze pieces.
The major difficulty working with bronze sculptures is finding a place in the
studio where one can use wax and plaster without contaminating the workspace for
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TERRANCE
Biography: Terrance Frank Lazaroff served 32 years in
the Canadian Armed Forces. Tthough I have practiced my art since middle
school, retiring as a Major in the Logistic Branch. He attended
University during his spare time studying Fine Arts.
Shows, Exhibitions and Festivals:: I
became a professional artist in 1988 after graduating from University.
Thus my show record is not extensive. Nevertheless, I use every
opportunity to display my work. information about my show record
Affiliations and Organizations:
The military required individuals to participate in community activities
and this training carried over into my new civilian activities. I
believe that one must participate in order to make change. More
information about my affiliations is available.
Publications and Conferences:
My experience in China has given me the opportunity to speak in public
about life and craft in China. I have also published three
journals for 1001POTS. I presently write a Blog and I do dabble in poems
and fiction short stories. More information about this side of my
life is available.