In this episode of Casita Confessions, Garth Clark and Matt Wedel have an earnest discussion about the European Ceramic Work Center, Antoni Gaudí and the architectural components of ceramic sculpture, Italian sculptor Luca Della Robbia, the pressure contemporary artists face to produce, produce, and produce, and much more. Check it out below!
“What’s the value of object, what’s the value of making?
How do I contend with making flowers as the world corrodes and burns?
How do you justify engaging in material practice at the expense of environmental issues?”
Please enjoy this episode:
Matt Wedel is a ceramic artist who lives in Athens, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and then obtained a Master’s degree in Ceramics from California State University.
“Using landscape as a platform to begin working, I approach creating as if the possibilities were limitless, weightless, and immediate. I work amongst this landscape both from my imagination as well as from historical influences. It is a system set up to feed the vocabulary I have to create while allowing me to play with the vocabulary I know. I never doubt my ideas as they arise but follow them with trust and utter intrigue helping them along to exist amongst this platform. In this manner I continuously learn, play and teach myself as an artist.” -Matt Wedel Via Artaxis
Love or loathe this latest edition of Casita Confessions from the world of contemporary ceramic art and contemporary ceramics? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.