Bob Chase has been creating pottery for more than 40 years, and his whimisical highly textured creations are a favorite of collectors.
Chase says, " Sometimes I make things out of protest; sometimes out of celebration; sometimes to be humorous; and many times I combine all three into a single piece. I have a sketchbook filled with drawing and ideas that I translate into clay. Most of my figurative work is a play between good and evil with a sense of humor. 'Do good. Be good.' is a prominent theme in many pieces that I create, and I use symbolism in many pieces to express a narrative. If all goes well I lose myself in the work and create something that I had no idea was in me. About half my work is utilitarian objects that are fun for people to use. Most of my work is playful and rustic with a sense of Wabi-sabi."