Michelle Erickson, Ceramic Artist: Contemporary Clay

CONTEMPORARY CLAY WITH MICHELLE ERICKSON

Please join us for this special conversation led by esteemed speaker and ceramist Michelle Erickson. Michelle will discuss her practice as a self-supporting studio potter whose art is distinguished throughout the fields of contemporary art, historical archeology and studio ceramics by it’s strong commentary, authentic reference and technological virtuosity. Erickson’s clay art is replete with visual puns that provoke and amuse often channeling masters like the 18th century satirist William Hogarth through the use of humor, caricature and exaggeration. Garth Clark has mischievously dubbed Erickson a “Post Modern Chameleon” and Glenn Adamson described her as “magpie flitting through ceramic history.” In The Pot Book, Edmund de Waal included her “Pectin Shell Teapot” in his top 300 world’s pots.

Presented by the Delhom Service League and Friends of the Mint.