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Yolande Clark

Artist's CV

 

Yolande Clark, Blue Pool Buddha

BLUE POOL BUDDHA
porcelain with shino glaze
woodfired for 7 days in the Little River anagama kiln
5.25 in. tall x 5 in. wide x 3 in. deep
$200

 

Yolande Clark, Blush Buddha - Little River Anagama, 7 days

BLUSH BUDDHA
porcelain with shino glaze
woodfired for 7 days in the Little River anagama kiln
7 in. tall x 5 in. wide x 4 in. deep
$160

 

 

Yolande Clark, Vase, porcelain with shino glaze

VASE
porcelain with shino glaze
woodfired for 8 days in the Queenstown anagama kiln
8.25 in. tall x 10 in. diameter
$350

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Yolande Clark, Ocean Buddha

OCEAN BUDDHA
porcelain with shino glaze
woodfired for 7 days in the Little River anagama kiln
5.25 in. tall x 5 in. wide x 3 in. deep
$200

 

Yolande Clark, Jeremy Buddha

JEREMY BUDDHA
porcelain with shino glaze
woodfired for 7 days in the Little River anagama kiln
8 in. tall x 5.5 in. wide x 3 in. deep
$260

Yolande Clark, Vortex, porcelaneous stoneware

VORTEX
8 day anagama wood fired porcelaneous stoneware with
natural ash glaze and texture
14 in. tall x 6 in. diameter at widest
$450

 

 

 

 

Yolande Clark, Shino Vase

SHINO VASE
9 day anagama wood fired porcelaneous stoneware with
shino glaze
8 in. tall x 8 in. diameter at widest
$275

 

Yolande Clark, Heartstrings, stoneware wood fired for 8 days

HEARTSTRINGS
detail below
sculpture
stoneware wood fired for 8 days
natural ash glaze and texture
11 inches tall
SOLD

Yolande Clark, Heartstrings, detail

Yolande Clark, Lily Buddha, porcelain with shino glaze

LILY BUDDHA
porcelain with shino glaze
woodfired for 7 days in the Little River anagama kiln
6 in. tall x 6 in. wide x 3.5 in. deep
$260


Yolande Clark, Tea Bowl, porcelain with shino glaze

 

Yolande Clark, Tea Bowl, porcelain with shino glaze

 

 

TEA BOWL (two views)
porcelain with shino glaze
3.75 in. tall x 4.75 in. diameter at widest
$120

You can learn more about Yolande by following her blog, please click below:

Yolande Clark's website and blog 


 

Yolande Clark, Early Morning Vase

EARLY MORNING VASE
wood fired porcelain with shino glaze
6.5 in. tall x 5.5 in. diameter
$250

 

Yolande Clark, Bowl, stoneware with shino glaze

BOWL
wood fired stoneware with shino glaze
4 in. tall x 8 in. diameter
SOLD

To read Kate Wallace's article on this exhibition in the Telegraph Journal from Saturday, November 17, please click below for the pdf

Heaven's on Fire

 

Yolande Clark, Gold Vase

GOLD VASE
wood fired porcelain with natural ash glaze
7 in. tall x 7.5 in. diameter
SOLD

 


 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Firing clay with wood continues to redefine what work, and love and reality and letting go mean to me.  Woodfiring, in the most intoxicating way, is the collision between human effort and the vagaries and gorgeousness of nature.  It is a constant adventure and a neverending lesson.  I have quite a few brilliant and lofty ideas about art and form.  But ultimately, my life is so many layers of words and words and pain and memories and mud and dirt.  It feels good to burn that all away, and to be able to find some kind of treasure from the wreckage, some kind of beauty.  Every day, I lose my mind, I screw things up, I hurt the people I love.  The turning wheel brings me back to myself.  Stoking the hot fire on a cool black night is good religion.  I love woodfiring, and it also makes me cry.

Yolande Clark, 2012


 

 

Yolande Clark, Delta Vase

DELTA FIREBOX PIECE
wood fired porcelain with natural ash glaze and gold leaf inlay
6 in. tall x 8 in. diameter
SOLD

 

Yolande Clark, Firebox Vase, porcelaneous stoneware

FIREBOX VASE (angular)
wood fired porcelaneous stoneware with natural ash glaze and texture
11 in. tall x 4 x 5 in.
SOLD

Yolande Clark, Awash

YOLANDE CLARK

CARBON CLOAK (#80)
porcelain
10 day anagama fired using pine and tamarack
shino and natural ash glaze
7.5 in. tall x 5 in. at widest
SOLD

 

 

Yolande Clark, Sad Jewel

YOLANDE CLARK

SAD JEWEL (#57)
porcelain
10 day anagama fired using pine and tamarack
shino and natural ash glaze
6.5 in. tall x 5 in. at widest
$180

 

 

Yolande Clark, Birthing

YOLANDE CLARK

BIRTHING (#56)
porcelain
10 day anagama fired using pine and tamarack
shino and natural ash glaze
7 in. tall x 5 in. at widest
SOLD

 

Yolande Clark, Shino carbon-trap teabowl

 

Yolande Clark, teabowl

 

 

SHINO CARBON-TRAP TEABOWL (2 views)
stoneware with shino glaze
woodfired for 4 days in the bourrigama kiln
3.5 in. tall x 4.75 in. diameter
$75


 

 

BOWL (2011-10)
grès de Treigny stonewared with natural ash glaze
woodfired in Puycelsi, Southern France
3.5 in. tall x 5.5 in. diameter
$80

 

Yolande Clark, Firebox Vase with Scar, translucent porcelain

NATURAL ASH FIREBOX VASE WITH SCAR (2 views)
translucent porcelain
woodfired for 4 days in the bourrigama kiln
5.5 in. tall x 5.5 in. diameter
$230

Yolande Clark, Natural Ash Firebox Vase with Scar


 

 

Yolande Clark was born in Vancouver, and took her first pottery class at age 3.  She studied piano and creative writing but fell in love with the extreme process of wood-firing in her mid-twenties, dedicating her life to the art of woodfire after an intense and immersive apprenticeship in fire and clay.  Yolande lives with her husband, fellow ceramic artist Lee Horus Clark, and their three young children in rural New Brunswick.   There, they fire their 25-foot long Queenstown Anagama which they built together in the summer of 2012. 

Yolande has travelled with her work throughout Canada and to the US and Europe and has shown in solo and group exhibitions in Eastern Canada, Toronto, Vancouver, and France.  Her pieces are collected internationally, and one of her sculptural works, “Firebox Buddha”, resides in the permanent collection at the Burlington Arts Centre, Ontario.