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Travis Hinton

Biography to Display: 

1975Born South Dakota

EDUCATION

1999BFA, Art Education, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota

2003MFA, Ceramics, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

 

Travis Hinton is known for wheel-thrown and hand-built or a combination of the two, functional and sculptural ceramics. Hinton’s firing methods include high-fired reduction and soda atmospheric firing in a wood-fired kiln. Surface techniques include carving, slip trailing, stamping, and incising as well as applying hand built elements to the vessel form. His glaze surfaces vary with the different ashes he creates from various plants; with each firing different colors and textures are created. 

Hinton's more sculptural work often uses abstracted figural forms, at times they remain functional. Hinton’s work also employs colored clay and wood ash and is fired in a salt environment. A unique form is Hinton’s sculptural functional “house bottle”.

 

 

Typical Marks
2015
2015
Tricovered Box
Date: 2015
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Salt Fired
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist

Citation: Herrera, Carolyn E.. "The Marks Project." Last modified September 30, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/hinton