Contemporary pottery has blossomed into the new millennium. I am entirely smitten with the adventurousness and uniqueness achieved by these these beautiful artworks.

I really thought pottery had become a poor cousin to the fine white ceramics and evolution of glass arts, but it has made a comeback. Strong, bold and unashamedly clay.

I love it, I want it and maybe now is a good time to start collecting a few choice pieces.

 

TAKURO KUWATA

From ArtsyTakuro Kuwata is a radical potter who nevertheless describes his work as firmly grounded within the traditions of ceramics. His focus is to push the potential of his materials, while referencing traditional forms and making functional objects.

From Salon94: The young artist Takuro Kuwata makes ‘dysfunctional’ yet oddly elegant clay objects. Leaving much to chance, the surfaces are thickly glazed to literally explode when baked in the kiln. Kuwata’s goal is to “create joyful and fun works, by making the most use of the characteristics of the materials”. By exploring, yet breaking the rules of ceramics, Kuwata has become one of the most intriguing young artists transforming the media today.

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Gleen-slipped Platinum Kairagi Shino bowl by Takuro Kuwata

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Therese Lebrun

Therese Lebrun

 

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Steve Gorman

 

Sarah Heimann - Black and White Vase 2009

Sarah Heimann – Black and White Vase 2009

 

ROGER CAPRON

Roger Capron

 

Roberta Polfus

Roberta Polfus

 

Rita Walker Pottery   Deirdre Burnett

 

Above left: Rita Walker Pottery

Above right: by Deirdre Burnett

 

Richard Zane Smith

Richard Zane Smith

 

Raku Ceramic Vessel by Bob Smith

Raku Ceramic Vessel by Bob Smith

 

Moonrise ceramic art by Clayton Thiel.

Moonrise ceramic art by Clayton Thiel.

 

Megan Bogonovich

Megan Bogonovich

 

megan bogonovich ceramics

Megan Bogonovich

 

Margaret O’Rorke

Margaret O’Rorke

 

Malene Hartmann Rasmussen

Malene Hartmann Rasmussen

 

LINDSAY FEUER

LINDSAY FEUER

 

Jim Valentine, Confusion in Shallow Water, 2011

Jim Valentine, Confusion in Shallow Water, 2011

 

Japanese pottery Suzuki-Osamu ( 1926-2001 )

Japanese pottery Suzuki-Osamu ( 1926-2001 )

 

Hsin-Yi Huang

Hsin-Yi Huang

 

Halima Cassell

Halima Cassell

 

Double Circle, by Ibrahim Said

Double Circle, by Ibrahim Said

 

by Eva Ehmeier

by Eva Ehmeier

 

butterfly vessel - Carol Long Pottery

butterfly vessel – Carol Long Pottery

 

Bonnie Seeman

Bonnie Seeman

 

ALWAYS THE ARTIST

Dina