Print On Clay 2013
Showing May 3-June 3, 2013
Sha-zam!! In Print on Clay, MudFire brings you a collection of work created by artists leading the print on clay evolution while taking image transfer to a three-dimensional arena. In a time when print media and the printed word are falling by the wayside, these artists are bringing words and imagery onto pottery and sculpture using a variety of lo-fi and hi-fi techniques. Silk-screening, decal printing, scraffito, image and photo transfer, custom stamps, slip transfers, and more are represented in this incredible show.
Charlie Cummings, also leading our workshop on Digital Clay, will be in attendance and will have work on display. Reception is from 5PM-9PM on Friday, May 3rd.
Work will post in preview mode by May 1, and will be available for purchase starting 12:00 PM on Friday May 3, 2013.
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More About Print On Clay 2013
This show features Paul Andrew Wandless, print maker extraordinaire, who has recently written and curated "500 Prints on Clay" and "Image Transfer on Clay". Pauls work features underglazes, screen-printed and monoprinted elements that draw from internal and external stimuli and feature references both historical and everyday.
Shalene Valenzuela's trompe l'oeil with a twist features screen-printing and hand-painting. Her narratives explore topics ranging from fairytales, urban mythologies, consumer culture, societal expectations, etiquette, and coming-of-age issues. Shalene pulls forms and imagery from retro or vintage objects, advertising, cookbooks, instructional guides, and more. Beneath the shiny veneer of these relics hides a complex and sometimes contradicting truth of what things seem to appear as upon first glance.
Charlie Cummings is well-known for his artworks combining ceramics and printmaking. Cummings' work illustrates how today's technology has become an important bridge between clay and image-based art forms. His method involves printing full color photographic images using common underglazes and stains.
Keith Phillips sculptural collaboration with Brian Roth shows sculpture combined with a decal firing. Iron oxide decals on the surface of the sculpture add a layer of surface interest - almost like a henna tattoo.
Kristen Kieffer's soft satiny pottery brings a sweet, smooth interpretation of image transfer. Her slip trailing, stamping, and mishima bring softness to her work while referencing Victorian wallpaper and silver service pieces.
Sometimes startling at first glance, Justin Rothshank's pottery strives to give voice to the voiceless, enable self-understanding and provide a peek into diverse cultures. Rothshank's custom-designed decals combine colorful floral imagery with political declarations. Believing artwork and creativity are a catalyst for social change and economic improvement as well as enhancing everyday lives with beauty, his works encompass a wide range of themes.
Alice Drew's highly decorative surfaces are applied via a modern form of silk-screen printing, called Thermal Screen Printing. Designs are Drew's original illustration and feature bold, rich color inspired by textiles, Georgian architectural details, Islamic tiles and Turkish domes. Whispering throughout this hand-built collection of functional ware are playful words and bold graphic numbers that represent memories and time.
Jessica Kanaley's original hand carved stamps are based on modern textiles and give rise to inviting surfaces on her thrown pots and sculptures. Kanaley is currently enjoying a residency at Cub Creek in Virginia, running wood kilns and playing in the mud of the garden and studio.
Approaching art making as research into thought, memory, and play, Israel Davis' work is a study of metaphor through fantasy and authenticity. Screen printing on clay with under glazes, Davis makes objects based on memories and childhood dreams representing the freedom and potential of youth.
Amanda Barr creates porcelain pottery which is then decorated with her own custom printing process. With designs straight out of film-noir, gothic literature, creature features, and other film and literary references, Barr crafts dark and humorous tableware. She applies text and imagery with block prints, allowing the glaze and firing to produce a vintage aesthetic.