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.
From Artsy: Takuro 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.
Above left: Rita Walker Pottery
Above right: by Deirdre Burnett
ALWAYS THE ARTIST