This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with ceramic artist Chris Pickett. His slab built pottery consists of inflated sculptural volumes decorated with saturated colors and low relief patterning. He says of the work, "With the appearance of being freshly constructed, the fullness of form allows these vessels to evoke a sense of play and ease. The generous volumes are metaphors for our own bodies that reference both the comforts of physical intimacy as well as childlike items, such as toys and stuffed animals."
In the interview we talk about utility vs. function, the power of habit, and the influence mid-century modern furniture has on Chris's aesthetic. For more information on his work please visit www.chrispickettceramics.com. Chris and I will open an exhibition and offer a workshop this weekend September 6th and 7th at Red Star Studios in Kansas City, MO. For more information please visit www.redstarstudios.org.