Joe Bova’s ceramic animal rhytons are often very powerful, and I find the use of the animal as a sacred object and its relation to ancient cultures a very interesting aspect of his work.
Julie Elkins work in porcelain is most interesting to me because of her use of stains. I also find the way she depicts space to be a very powerful abstraction.
Shari Mcwilliams has a minor in animal science. Her pieces deal with the struggles animals face in disease by depicting the sickness literally. This piece, called swamp fever, sends a powerful message that connects the animal to a very human situation.
About Ariel Bowman
I grew up in Dallas, Texas where I learned to love nature, animals, and art. I graduated with a BFA in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2011. I am currently working towards my MFA in ceramics at the University of Florida. This blog serves as a way for my friends and family, as well as anyone interested in my work, to view not only the finished pieces, but some of the process as well. You can subscribe to this blog to keep up to date on what I am currently working on in the studio, research, new sources, and exhibitions.
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