Credit Line: Gift of Gary and Marlene Olson. In the permanent collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Chuck Hindes creates ceramics that display the indelible marks of their making. Both sculptural and functional, they explore his interest in the Japanese aesthetic of beauty and Abstract Expressionism. The asymmetry and irregularity speak to both influences and is developed as he hand forms each of his works of art. His construction uses the natural malleable quality of the clay, which is expressed in the final fired form. The use of both saggar and wood firing produce the unique variation of color, which enhances the irregularities and imperfections found in the form.