Bobby Leo Veresan, "Re Fresher", 2020
Bobby Leo Veresan
Re Fresher, 2020
3.5 x 4 x 5.5 inches
Bobby Leo Veresan was raised by Walnut Lake in West Bloomfield. He grew up in a home that his father designed and built in a very communal neighborhood, and was raised with the understanding of architectects being problem solvers as well as composers. Veresan was heavily influenced by the discipline and processes involved maintaining the house he lived in. Veresan’s first experience with ceramics involved digging up clay while playing on the beach as a child while also searching for crawfish and fishing. Being involved in boy scouts and achieving eagle scout, was impactful in how Veresan structures his life and now his art practice. Veresan first started thinking about clay as a fine art medium during his first semester at Oakland Community College. There he also developed a new focus as a kinesthetic learner. Veresan was drawn to clay as material that retained memories. His relationship grew as he invested more time with the material. The repetition of physical process became a way to accelerate his learning ability. Bobby decided to continue studying ceramics at the College for Creative Studies where he is currently a student. Veresan is interested in bringing functional and architectural methodologies to sculpture. He is also interesting in form and design operate sublimely. Veresan uses handbuilding, slip casting, pressmolding, extruding, wheel throwing, experimental glazing and firing to extend ideas about structure.