Merry-Go-Round Ride to Life

Merry-Go-Round Ride to Life
Charles (Chuck) Aydlett
Artist Biography
Acquisition Number: 87.17
Medium: Earthenware
Size: 9" x 6 1/2" x 20"
Date: 1987
Credit: Purchased by the Canton Museum of Art

Aydlett once said, “I am working with the relationship of decoration to form. I want to see how the surface relates to the shape of the piece. Slab built forms give me an unlimited potential for form while Majolica glaze creates a white canvas. I always try to create continuity between the two and myself. My designs explain my inner soul while my hands convey this on to the viewer." “Merry-Go-Round Ride To Life” – the oval shape – the circle of life – the shape of the piece – the joy of the ride. This piece is a wonderful example of Aydlett’s earthenware shape influencing the exterior design that influences you, the viewer.