The SAMFA's Spring Showcase is featuring a National Ceramic Competition which opened April 15th and will be on exhibit until June 26th. Yesterday, on my day off, I made time to go. Before I get into the focus of this post on Letter U, let me share a bit of my background in ceramics.
I LOVED CLAY! From the first time I sat at the potters wheel and threw my first pot, I was hooked and successful. It was like I had been molding clay for years. I think I was a potter in a previous life...a utilitarian potter. It seemed every pot I threw had to have a use...be it a cup, plate, bowl or vase. I was no more an Abstractionist in clay than I was in my two dimensional art forms.
Being a Realist through and through, I had to learn Abstractionism through the rules and skills of abstract thinking and how they applied to Art and specifically to Ceramics. Which brings me to attending a Ceramics Show whenever the opportunity arises. I have learned to appreciate, admire, and be in awe of Ceramic Artists Abstractionism.
Was there Abstract Ceramics at this show?
Was I appreciative and in awe of the Abstractionist?
Needless to say, I was blown away by this
Unexpected Realism and Reflection Underglass!
More Wonderous Realism/Abstractionism in Letter 'W'.