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ARA Art from Chuck Hanes

Chuck Hanes' Bio

I grew up on a very modest dairy farm in Madison, GA. We always needed things and things were always breaking, so led by very creative parents, I learned to make useful things out of what we had on hand. We just had to make do with what we had.

Being self taught in both knifemaking and pottery, I find inspiration in taking natural resources and creating useful items from the materials earth gives us.

I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of self sufficiency. I like to think if I need something I can come up with some way to get it. That usually requires some pretty creative thinking, that whole “outside the box” thing.  But, there is this beauty that comes from an item that functions perfectly.

The function of things intrigues me, but an underlying artistic streak is inevitably apparent in each new creation. I have a deep seated respect for traditional folk pottery, but I want my artwork to be uniquely my own. Thus, a very popular line of “darker sided” pottery has become my latest passion. Skulls, bones, haints, and ghouls are frequent motifs on these beastly creations. Everybody has a little dark side to them. I say embrace it!

Artist's Work

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Works in clay representing the traditional farm produced creations from an earlier time

Horsehair Bowl

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