Piece of Time

Winter received his Bachelors of Art in Ceramics from Northern Arizona University in1992 and his Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics in 1995 from East Carolina University in North Carolina. Winter has exhibited in many shows including ?Feats of Clay,? at Lincoln Arts in Lincoln, California in 1996; the ?Nevada Artist?s Biennial? at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno in 1996; the ?Master?s Exhibition? in 1995 at Gray Gallery in Greenville, Carolina; and ?It?s Elemental: Wood, Fiber, Clay, Glass, and Metal,? at Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, Arizona, in 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991. The Joyner Library at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, has a large sculpture by Winter in its collection. Piece of Time is created from numerous broken pieces of clay. The sculpture gets its title because of the amount of patience required to complete the work. The construction of this work is unusual for the clay medium. Winter hand-built the top portion of the sculpture, and used altered, wheel-thrown pieces of clay for the rest of the work. He flattened the clay pieces with large paddles. The smooth, curved shape contrasts with the jagged pieces of clay. The opening in the center represents another challenge that the artist dared to tackle and successfully overcame. The fragile-looking sculpture is bolted to the pedestal on which it rests.