Tone Ørvik

Amesbury, MA
Medium: clay | glass | metal
My sculptures start in clay. They are inevitably figurative and most of them are women. I like to catch the moment of insight; to see tenacity, resilience, courage, truth as the moving principle in complex lives. Often the women stand alone. These days they tend to stand together. They resist, they don’t fight – they step forwards together to protect what they love.

The choice of material for the final form comes later. I am acutely aware of how different materials narrate differently. During thirty years with sculpture I’ve carved stone, cast bronze, experimented with ceramic processes and since 2005, had it all come together by casting glass.