New Ceramic Artist Sources

This is an example of John Morton’s work in his recent MFA thesis exhibition, “Unbecoming”. His pieces are concerned with removing the comfort of fur and displaying animals in a more visceral and exposed way. Each piece relates directly to the human condition using the animal form to create a sense of fragility.

Martha Grover’s work, though functional, shows a strong connection to natural forms and colors. Her voluptuous forms reference nature and the figure simultaneously, while her subtle uses of bright color create focal points that accentuate the flowing surface.

Christina West is intriguing to me because of her use of scale. Her figurative sculpture is found in perfect realism, however the scale is kept within a four foot range. Making her pieces seem less like perfectly replicated adults, and pushed more into the realm of sculptural artworks.

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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