Tuesday, October 23, 2012

October 24, 2012

Chinese Landscape Paintings

I have always admired Chinese landscape paintings.  It is incredible how much depth and detail they show with simple mark making.  Several lines, dots, and shading come together to coney a beautiful depiction of a Chinese landscape.

Martha Grover

I am drawn to Martha Grover's porcelain for it's movement and color.  It is elegant yet simplistic in a way.  These dinner sets flow very nicely together in the stacked position.  Martha's pots are invitiing to the user and she a great sense of color with her glaze application.  

Chris Staley

Chris Staley's pots are about "fragility and strength."  He primarily makes vessels, some have tight forms but loose textures that are applied.  Some of his other pieces are more loose in form but have smooth surfaces.  I really admire his work for its craftsmanship and explorations in form.