“The primary objective of my work is to create thoughtful, personal compositions which explore relationships with the world around us.
My forms are rooted in an aesthetic developed through an interest in architecture and design. The understated designs developed by mid-century architects and designers provide a springboard to help resolve the relationship between form and function. These concepts for organizing space are put to work through proportion, Segmentation, and through the use of color and surface.
Divergent, contrasting, surfaces, and patterns explore design elements and metaphors for the intersection of urban development and nature. These surfaces include ecological inspirations contrasted with geometric patterns to create play between divisions which reference structures, neighborhoods, and local ecology. My floral patterns are designed to highlight local native plants and the importance of relationships with nature by highlighting indigenous species of plants..
These busy contemplative, functional, objects highlight the world in which we live by exploring ways we often segment, structure and compartmentalize our worlds and curated experiences.”
HP Bloomer IV is a Texas ceramic artist who received his BFA and MFA from the University of North Texas. His work focuses on functional wares that draw inspiration from architecture, fashion, historic ceramic traditions, and an interest in the ecology and indigenous plant life of North Texas. He has taught as an Adjunct Professor at Colorado Mountain College and Mendocino College and has been a Artist in Residence at the Carbondale Clay Center, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and Cobb Mountain Art and Ecology Project. From 2014-2016 he was the Studio Director for Santa Fe Clay and has also been the Studio Manager/Tech at The Carbondale Clay Center, and Cobb Mountain Art & Ecology Project. Presently, he teaches workshops at colleges and craft schools around the country and has had work and articles published in Lark’s 500 Teapots, iPotter: The Art of contemporary, Studio Potter, Ceramics Monthly. His work is exhibited around the country and has been shown internationally. He currently makes work from his home studio in Denton Texas.
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