Welcome back to Spotted, our weekly collection of our favorite works from the worlds of contemporary ceramic art and contemporary ceramics. This week, we jump in with these fantastic ceramic treats from designer Jason Miller.
Jason Miller’s crisp ceramic vessels beautifully feature wood and metal handles. The OEN had this cheeky takeaway:
It’s great admiring the work of talented craftsmen who make stunning objects by hand, but it makes us mere mortals feel slightly inadequate and can discourage people from giving these crafts a try themselves.
Check out these stunning miniature universes made from archeological fragments by Vivan Sundaram for his latest site-specific installation TERRAoptics at Sepia EYE (May 10 – June 24, 2017).
Hyperallergic explains Sundaram’s concept:
Sundaram has taken these same artifacts and reconfigured them into a series of small tableaux. He then photographed them in a studio setting, using artificial light. Resembling landscapes, complete with intimations of rivers, mountains, and valleys, they are, upon first sight, confounding. These miniature universes were photographed from above, in the mode of aerial photography.
Meet Alice and Dorothy by sculptor Garth Evans. We think they’re swell.
We love these surreal blue and white zoomorphic vessels by Keiko Masumoto, whose work often explores the liminality of art and craft, Spoon & Tamago writes.
When it comes to art and craft, there’s a fine line between the two. Can art be utilitarian? Can craft be simply decorative without serving any functional purpose? What ceramic artist Keiko Masumoto wants to do is to take that fine line and crumple it into a ball and kick it around a little.
Do you love or loathe these works from the worlds of contemporary ceramic art and contemporary ceramics? Let us know in the comments.