during a walkabout at clementina van der walt’s recent exhibition in johannesburg, the discussion turned to the role of “studio ceramics” in the 21st century. (she had a post on her blog a while ago in which grayson perry laments the future of ceramics)
working in ceramics is hard, possibly insane – how many professions do you know where you set your own work on fire . . . ? it is an important, integrated part of civilized society. the material is versatile and lends itself to a variety of applications. (Utilitarian, architectural, sculptural) can the lack of support and interest in practicing studio ceramics be attributed to one or more of the following?