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Mugshot Monday 9.15.14

Mugshot Monday with Kate Maury

We have been featuring quite a few hand-builders lately, and this Mugshot Monday is no different.  These highly textural porcelain teacups by ceramic artist Kate Maury, are both striking and fantastical.  Dainty and delicate enough for The Queen's tea, these extremely sculptural teacups looks like something from an underwater world.  When you look at them, it appears that they are strictly ornamentation - made up of sea creatures - which has come together to form a functional piece.   Even through this screen, you just want to touch them!  

Currently, Kate has become known for her mostly non-functional assemblages, and functional pieces also made by assembling bits and pieces of ornamentation.  You may recognize her current body of work from publications like Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated, and the popular website Ceramic Arts Daily.  In an artist interview with Northern Clay Center, where Kate Maury is a studio artist, she said "she wanted to 'toss pre-conceived notions and habits to the wind... when I was traveling throughout India, I realized how strongly I was drawn to embellishment and visual celebration.  I realized this kind of work makes the most sense to me.' "

 

To read the rest of this interview with Northern Clay Center, click HERE.
Also visit Kate Maury's blog by clicking HERE.

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