WYOMING | Terry Kreuzer

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WYOMING | Terry Kreuzer


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Moon Gazer Mask
Life-size Raku mask

Hand-built raku clay with thread wrapped dog hair and cloth

10.5"L x 10"W x 2.5"H

My mask work derives from life-long study of the human form and exploration of the Raku firing process. Each mask is one-of-a-kind, formed from a flat slab using stoneware clay with plasticity and texture close to human skin and Raku fired for its unique effect on surface & glaze.

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Terry Kreuzer

I am fascinated with the extraordinary beauty and infinite variations of the human face. Inspired by Joseph Campbell's comparative mythology and Carl Jung's concept of the collective unconscious, I create variations on an ancient visual archetype - the mask - an object used through history to mimic, conceal and enhance our most expressive feature. As expressions of the self, the Sacred and human aspiration, masks beg the viewer to suspend reality and channel the shared human experience.

Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Terry Kreuzer graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts majoring in figurative Sculpture & Drawing in 1976. Awarded their W.E. Cresson Traveling Scholarship in 1975 for summer travel in Europe and tuition for her final year besides numerous other awards and prizes for her drawing and figurative clay sculpture. Returning to Wyoming in 1980, she has worked as a studio artist concentrating on hand-built figurative clay work and drawing with occasional work as an Art Curator, teacher, exhibit designer and mixed metal jewelry maker of late.