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 IMAGES FROM "NATURE'S CALL"
 An Exhibit of Flower Shaped Urinals and other Nature Inspired Sculptures by San Francisco Artist, Clark Sorensen
These pieces were on display May 20 - June 13, 2005 in San Francisco, CA
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All pieces are made of high fire porcelain and fired to cone 10 in an oxidation atmosphere.
The urinals are made of the same material of commercial toilets and can be installed and used.
Each has been hand built and is a one-of-a-kind work of art - these pieces are not molded or mass produced.
(Heights do not include hardware)
if you have questions of comments please email Clark Sorensen - clark@clarkmade.com
 

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Gallery View
"Nature's Call" - San Francisco solo exhibit
May 20- June 13, 2005

 

Gallery View
"Nature's Call" - San Francisco solo exhibit
May 20- June 13, 2005

 

Gallery View
"Nature's Call" - San Francisco solo exhibit
May 20- June 13, 2005

 

Calla Lily Sculpture - 21" tall

 

Jimson Weed Sculpture - 21" tall

 

Red Hibiscus Urinal - 19" tall
Sculpted by Clark Sorensen
completed in 2005
High fire porcelain
Fully functional fixture

 
Detail of
Red Hibiscus Urinal FLUSHING!
 

California Poppy Urinal - 17" tall
Sculpted by Clark Sorensen
completed in 2005
High fire porcelain
Fully functional fixture
 
Nautilus Shell Urinal - 17" tall
Sculpted by Clark Sorensen
completed in 2005
High fire porcelain
Fully functional fixture

 
Nautilus Shell Urinal - side view
Sculpted by Clark Sorensen
completed in 2005
High fire porcelain
Fully functional fixture

 
Detail of
Nautilus Shell Urinal FLUSHING!
 
Yellow Orchid Urinal - 22" tall
Sculpted by Clark Sorensen
completed in 2003
High fire porcelain
Fully functional fixture


 
Orange Hibiscus Urinal - 16" tall
Sculpted by Clark Sorensen
completed in 2005
High fire porcelain
Fully functional fixture

 
Jack-in-the-Pulpit Urinal - 23" tall
(This one has a challengingly small catch basin)
Sculpted by Clark Sorensen
completed in 2005
High fire porcelain
Fully functional fixture
 
Calla Lilly Urinal - 21" tall
Sculpted by Clark Sorensen
completed in 2003
High fire porcelain
Fully functional fixture

 

 
Pink Orchid Urinal - 18" tall
Sculpted by Clark Sorensen
completed in 2005
High fire porcelain
Fully functional fixture

 
Detail of
Pink Orchid Urinal FLUSHING!
Pitcher Plant Urinal - 25" tall
Sculpted by Clark Sorensen
completed in 2005
High fire porcelain
Fully functional fixture

 
 
 
 Clark Sorensen has created some of the most amazing and beautiful urinals one is likely to ever see. Each is meticulously hand built and one of a kind - formed from high fire porcelain and fired to cone 10 (2300 deg.). They are fully functioning vitreous porcelain fixtures that can actually be plumbed and used in a bathroom or simply displayed. The show even contains three functioning urinals that you may flush! Clark hopes that his urinals will be put to use in uniquely designed bathrooms around the world. He has a gorgeous Calla Lily urinal in his studio from a previous show that is plumbed and fully functioning.

    Clark has been perfecting his ceramic technique with these pieces for several years. Because of the size and complexity of the forms they must be dried slowly and evenly - taking five to eight  months to complete each one. Achieving such rich vibrant colors at such high temperature has also been a challenge. This will be the first time any of these beautiful flower shaped urinals will be offered for sale. Don't miss your chance to see these exquisite and rare sculptures.

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      "Many have asked where the idea for these pieces came from. Well, quite obviously from the bathroom! I had the idea while standing over a urinal many times a day and letting the shape inspire me. I saw a shoe, a mouth, a shovel, a cup, etc. The flower became the shape I finally chose partly because I love flowers and partly because it is the perfect contradiction -  taking a mundane, even ugly object and transforming it into something different,  even something beautiful.

     I have also been asked about deeper meaning behind my pieces. I don't know that I have a very complete answer for that question. The creative process is 99% mystery for me. I create instinctually and reflexively. I plow ahead with an idea and don't really contemplate my intentions or motives until afterward. These pieces are still very new for me and I am just beginning to analyze their possible underlying meanings. I am, however, greatly enjoying the varied interpretations and observations of others.

     The reaction to the show has been very gratifying. Three urinals were plumbed and flushable during the exhibit (not usable as urinals however!). In each of my designs the water flow is quite different and really adds to the experience. One of the main focuses of my pieces is their interactivity and it was great to watch people react to flushing these urinals. It almost always brought out a smile and sometimes a giggle or more.  I am in full production on my next batch of flowers and look forward to a chance to show them off. Thanks for all of the kind comments!" - Clark

 


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THEY CANNOT BE DUPLICATED OR USED WITHOUT HIS EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION

 

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