Interviews

Interview with Ian F. Thomas

Interview with Ian F. Thomas

You are a very creative artist, working with large scale installations, ceramic objects, sculptures, vessels and various drawings. When do you have time to transpose all your emotions and ideas into them? Thank you. I obsess about ideas. My methodology for making, for creating, has me developing many works at the same time, not just in the beginning phases, the...

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Interview with Antonella Cimatti

Interview with Antonella Cimatti

You are a very consequent artist, having worked with ceramics all your career. Why did you embark on this journey? I was born in Faenza; I studied in Faenza at the “Ballardini” Art Institute, and I have been teaching at this same school for over 30 years. It has just been so natural to work with this material in this...

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Interview with Claire Muckian

Interview with Claire Muckian

You are a very young and talented ceramic artist. Can you tell us what was your first experience with ceramics? Thank you, but I’m not that young actually. I studied art in school, liked it very much but never considered it as a possible career. After many years training and working in various environmental management roles, I began to realise...

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Interview with Simcha Even-Chen

Interview with Simcha Even-Chen

We know that you are a successful ceramic artist and also a scientist. How do you find time and motivation for both of your jobs? Science is a continuous stimulus for me; it has broadened my creativity thinking; it has pushed me to experiment and taught me that patience and perseverance lead to improved results. Art and science are integral...

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Interview with Mark Goudy

Interview with Mark Goudy

Your work with ceramics has been active only in the last three years. What did you do before that? Tell us about your first experience with ceramics. Well, my mother was a potter, starting back in the early 70’s, and so when I was a teenager I was exposed to clay through her work. She had a studio in our...

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Interview with Shamai Gibsh

Interview with Shamai Gibsh

What was the starting point for your investigation with Saggar firing and Terra Sigillata painting? Terra sigillata painting intrigued my imagination when I was a teenager.  At first, I saw Venetian vases decorated with black and white figures and later with color painting, as part of the history and heritage of the eastern Mediterranean board. Years later, when I was...

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Interview with Clare Twomey: Overthrown

Interview with Clare Twomey: Overthrown

Collecting the edges is the name of your work exhibited at the Overthrown: Clay Without Limits exhibition. It’s a site-specific project that enhances the corners and the ceiling of the space, but it also enhances the edges of the exhibition. Tell us about this project.Collecting the edges is a response to the architecture of the two buildings one designed by...

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Interview with Mia Mulvey: Overthrown

Interview with Mia Mulvey: Overthrown

Tell us about Mast Year, the work you exhibited at the Overthrown: Clay Without Limits exhibition.I chose the Oak, America’s National Tree because it has long been a symbol of endurance and strength. The title, Mast Year, refers to the phenomenon in which Oak trees produce a prodigious abundance of fruit. This proliferation has been recreated with emblems of beauty...

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Interview with Paul Sacaridiz: Overthrown

Interview with Paul Sacaridiz: Overthrown

Paul Sacaridiz, An Incomplete Articulation, 2011. Cast, extruded, pinched ceramic, wood, powder coated aluminium, cut vinyl, board. Photo by Jeff Wells.Tell us about the work you exhibited at the Overthrown: Clay Without Limits exhibition.An incomplete articulation is a new work designed for the Denver Art Museum. The piece utilizes the conceptual framework of a schematic diagram to point towards differing...

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Interview with Benjamin DeMott: Overthrown

Interview with Benjamin DeMott: Overthrown

Benjamin DeMott, Untitled Thumbnail, porcelain, paint, glue, glaze, gum, 2011, H 6” x W 9” x D 7.”Tell us about the work you exhibited at the Overthrown: Clay Without Limits exhibition.Diminutive and impossibly fragile my instillation is an object. Constructed on site I consider the project situational and site specific, a foil among the monumental scale and mass of the...

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