Black & White Oblique Vessel – Small 1
By Cody Hoyt
American artist Cody Hoyt has brought his graphic compositions into the third dimension with a series of unconventional ceramic-fired vessels. Trained as a painter and printmaker, Hoyt lets his experience with 2D inform his sculptural work. Hoyt prides himself on his non-traditional process and takes inspiration from a wide range of mediums, drawing influences from ancient Japanese pottery to contemporary typography. His graphic, hand-layered striping, created by intricately layering and manipulating colored clay into slabs, injects an added dimension to his bold angular forms. His sculptural and color-laden aesthetic has drawn us in, for good reason.