Focus: Emerging Artists
This year, Ceramics Monthly received a record number of submissions to our Emerging Artists competition. We take that, as well as the high level of quality work submitted as a good sign that the field of studio ceramics is thriving. We are sure you will see the promise these artists bring not only to ceramics but to the world of creative endeavors as a whole.
Matthew McGovern, Cedar, Michigan
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. 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. Cast your vote today!
Today we are presenting an excerpt from the December 2009 issue of Ceramics Monthly in which several potters included in the 2009 Strictly Functional Pottery National discuss what functional pottery means to them and the qualities necessary to make their utilitarian work successful.
I am fascinated by the ideas of intended use and actual use. My
intention is to celebrate handmade utilitarian work on two different
levels, both as symbolic objects that affect our lives on a purely
visual level and as objects intended for use.