On Josh’s Second Saturday, he states,
novak01“I have three techniques that I can show. My sodium silicate vessels (wheel thrown) my folding vessels (wheel thrown) or my slab/coil built sculptures (hand built). The coil built work is what I have been focusing on this past semester and summer. The sodium silicate work could be combined with the folding vessels or I could focus on hand building.”
novak03“I am interested in pushing the limits of clay. Whether it is stretching a piece to the breaking point or intentionally collapsing parts of the work. The potter’s wheel is a tool in which I pour my energy. The forms I create evolve from lumps of clay to moving entities. Every form I create is a result of hours of focus and failure.”
novak15Josh began his exploration of ceramics at Millard South High School in Omaha, Nebraska. He continued that path through Doane College in Crete, Nebraska, earning his Bachelor of Arts, and then entered the Graduate program under Linda Ganstrom at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas where he’s a teaching assistant.
View more of Josh’s work below:

Raku with the B’raku Crew
September 13, 2014
10 am – 3 pm
(first glazed, first fired!)Bring 1 to 2 bisque fired items no larger than 5” in diameter. Bisque will also be available to purchase if you don’t have any available.