About Artist J.W.Gruber

My Raku creations come to life in a moment when freedom of mind body and spirit synchronize into a fluid movement of hands and clay. Raku clay for me is a material that can deliver my voice in a way that I have not found in other mediums. The clear way in which raku clay forms in my hands allows me to detach from identifiable thoughts and dance in the bright darkness. There is definition to the boundaries, a distinct line that may not be crossed. When inside the temple's domain of creativity it is best to ride the ride and and be satisfied with the fleeting moment.
Artist J.W.Gruber has been expressing his unique style of creative works beginning at the age of 16 with an introduction to art by his brother Milton Gruber. Clay art has been a passion which formed a foundation from which he grew and expanded
Raku expresses the spontaneity of events, almost accidental, where the elegance and uniqueness of "imperfections" may be seen from a perspective of unpretentious beauty.
A. J.W.Grubers strength is derived from a belief that the medium is not nearly as important as the clarity of inspired expression. A clear voice speaks in any medium.
The Raku technique is that of a very fast kiln firing to a lower temperature maturity. When maturing temperature is reached (usually from 1750 to 1850 degrees F) the ware is removed immediately and cooled in water. The result is an economical, aesthetically pleasing, pottery that does not cause an offensive sound. Raku has come to mean an appreciation of the natural order of things that are fresh and uncomplicated. Raku expresses the spontaneity of events, almost accidental, where the elegance and uniqueness of "imperfections" may be seen from a perspective of unpretentious beauty.
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Raku Picasso Alien Sculpture
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Raku Abstract Nude Sculpture
Raku Horse Sculpture 2
Raku Cloaked Desire Sculpture
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Raku Fragmentation Female Sculpture
Taku Dragon Sculpture D
Raku Mask Wonder
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Raku Dragon Sculpture C
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Artist J.W.Gruber .... Northfield, New Jersey......USA........
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