|For the upcoming year, we decided to spice things up a bit in the editor’s picks by inviting some guest editors to share their picks. For the January 2011 edition, we hear from a couple of members of the Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated editorial staff: Holly Goring and Jessica Knapp (plus yours truly). – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.
To see a more complete listing of ceramic exhibitions and events, please check out the Ceramics Monthly calendar.
|I can’t help it. I’m a sucker for porcelain, especially with a subtle celadon glaze. I just find the combo very calming. So for my pick, I am highlighting the White Ware exhibition at Red Star. I’ve chosen to show Bryan Hopkin’s piece because I really like the contrast between that shiny smooth glaze and the rough, angular unglazed texture. Beautiful. – Jennifer Harnetty, Editor, Ceramic Arts Daily.
Red Star Studios, Kansas City, Missouri
To learn more about Bryan Hopkins or see more images of his work, please visit www.hopkinspottery.com.
|The bold, graphic selective color and line work on Sam Chung’s recent work both accentuates the form, and creates a sense of form all on its own. It’s my pick for January because I really respond to the smart humor injected by the graffiti art inspired pattern integrated with a slick porcelain form, along with more formal elements, like the vivid red contrasting with the cool white, the really functional looking and well designed handle, and the jaunty knob on the lid. – Jessica Knapp, Associate Editor, Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated.
Schaller Gallery, Benton Harbor, Michigan
To learn more about Sam Chung or see more images of his work, please visit http://samchungceramics.com.
|Referencing the early fetish finish movement of Southern California in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Nathan Prouty’s Solo Exhibition at Lacoste Gallery updates these ideas with his unique and very personal voice. The work is ambiguous both in imagery and scale and each piece invites viewers to invent connections within the work and with their own personal associations and experiences. He mixes the organic with the inorganic and combines various materials with an incredible sense of color. This allows him to create odd, whimsical, and unique sculptures all his own. Every piece in the exhibition is beautifully finished and highly refined with excellent craftsmanship. – Holly Goring, Assistant Editor, Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated.
Lacoste Gallery, Concord, Massachusetts
To learn more about Nathan Prouty or see more images of his work, please visit http://nathanprouty.com.
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