The May 2010 issue of Ceramics Monthly is out the door and should be arriving in subscribers mailboxes any day now. So I thought now would be the perfect time to showcase the focus of that issue, the 2010 Emerging Artists, on Ceramic Arts Daily. This year, the editors of Ceramics Monthly chose seventeen promising artists who have been pursuing a career in ceramics for less than ten years to be featured in the magazine.
In addition to sharing this work on CAD, I thought I would bring back the People’s Choice award to give you all a chance to weigh in on your favorite emerging artist. So have a look at all of the great work below, click on the artist’s names to read more about their work, and then use the voting link at the bottom of the page to vote for your fave. The voting is open through Saturday, April 24 and I’ll announce the winner next Monday! – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.
This year, we received a record number of submissions to the Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist competition. That seems to be a growing trend, because submissions have increased in number in each of the last three years.
As you might expect, most of the works included here are comprised entirely of ceramic materials, but there are a few that point to the fact that clay is increasingly being used in conjunction with many other media. Perhaps partly because of its ability to play so well with others, clay continues to be a material that fascinates the creative mind outside of the field of studio ceramics. The full breadth of possible ceramic applications are certainly not all represented on the following pages (interestingly, there were very few figurative works submitted this year) but we think you’ll agree that there is an incredible range of aesthetic and formal perspectives, regardless of technique.
There is no doubt that some of you will recognize some of the work presented here (after all, the criteria was pursuit of a career in ceramics for ten years or less), but it’s likely there is more that you haven’t seen. We are annually (and often more frequently) gratified to see the number of new studio artists entering the field, and we hope you see the promise they bring to the world of creative endeavors.—Eds.