contemporary ceramic confusion
Three days ago when I think of ceramics, there would be elegant dinner settings on the table with large smooth bowls, or blue and white Asian pottery I grew up seeing. A short introduction to ceramics sculpture opened up a whole new world for me. One would think that after making clay objects for more that thousands of years, we would maybe eventually run out of ideas. Apparently not.
It certainly is easy to become 'glazed and confused' when confronting these new ceramic styles. Some of which I am not sure how to think about it such as the piece below by Ruby Sterling called Butterfly Wreck.
Other styles that I really enjoyed are Creation/Destruction which are incredibly made objects which seemed like they could have been functional but is no longer the case. Some clay pieces are made to look like fabric defying gravity in their existance. A short reading assignment easily turned into hours of pinning on Pinterest. I look forward to foster a better relationship with my arch nemesis material- Clay.
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