|The people have spoken. The votes are in. We have a Ceramic Arts Daily People’s Choice Emerging Artist. And the winner is Jeremy Brooks! Congratulations Jeremy and thanks to everyone who voted! To see Jeremy’s work and the work of the other Emerging Artists, click here. As the winner, Jeremy will receive a complimentary listing in the Ceramic Arts Daily Gallery, and a one-year subscription to Ceramics Monthly.
In addition to extending the emerging artist fun, this contest was a great way to for me to find out more about you, the Ceramic Arts Daily readers. What I learned was very interesting. Your tastes are diverse. Your votes were fairly evenly spread out across the entire field of entrants and were not heavily weighted in one direction or another. You did not seem to overwhelmingly favor pottery over ceramic sculpture or vice versa. What this reinforces to me is that you have an appreciation of the incredibly diverse medium of ceramic art.
Today, we bring you the work of Margaret Bohls who stretches the limits of porcelain to explore the ideas of expansion and restraint. Margaret’s vessels have the appearance of soft, cushy upholstery. They seem like they are being inflated from within. She achieves this effect by painstakingly creating each bulge in her slab building process, which author Glen R. Brown elaborates on below.–Jennifer Harnetty, editor