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TERRANCE FRANK LAZAROFF, CD, BFA

Artist Statement

Most of my work is experimental. I don't have a defined direction when I approach clay, and thus do not stay with anyone direction long enough to be able to say that my work is my signature and is easily identified with me. I will start a series today not knowing when I will deviate from it and go another direction. 

The work of my peers inspires me to try other avenues of technique when working with clay. So today I may do sculpture and tomorrow I will find my self-sitting at my wheel throwing mugs. The following day may find me trying to fabricate a mould that will allow me to create the perfect bowl form, more than one time. Another day will find me working with my brushes trying to let my inner self-push the boundaries of the three-dimension form that is on my workbench in front of me.

I do want to gain recognition for my efforts, not necessarily for monetary gain, but for the satisfaction that I created something that the publics enjoys 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. 

I consider myself a visual artist who; slips in and out of the functional world, researching in the experimental glaze arena, dabbling in the painting process and playing in the modeling and sculpting disciplines. I will allow my feelings to decide where I will go with clay-art today.

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

photo of meI have 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 clay art..

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TERRANCE

My 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 is available.
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.