IN LOVE WITH THESE SURFACES!
Google Images is where I first saw Mark's work. As usual I was looking for someone else. The forms are hand built (of course I love them) and the images and textures on the surface are created and enhanced with digital and laser technology! AMAZING!
Marc's technique is described on his page at MUDFIRE GALLERY, "Marc Barr’s handbuilt vessels originate in computer-manipulated photographs and drawings that are then turned into stencils and engravings. The screenprinting is done with colored underglazes and slips. The textural or relief surfaces are created with the aid of a laser engraver and photopolymers that use the images for creating rubber and polymer sheets. The sheets were then pressed into the wet clay pieces before assembly, resulting in a completely original surface composition"
Marc clearly likes teapots as that is the majority of the images I have found on the web. He grew up in the Bronx, but has lived in Tennessee sine the '70's, teach at Middle Tennessee University.