Mugshot Monday with Ryan MyersFall is in the air on this Monday morning, so today we have a mug perfectly suited to an extra cup of coffee or a steaming hot cider. Ryan Myers, a Wisconsin based ceramic artist, works both in functional ceramics and sculptural ceramics, and often brings the two worlds together as is so clearly illustrated in this mug! This thrown and altered form, with beautifully pulled handle and searching probing eyes says "fill 'er up", and also pushes the view to consider so much more than just wether or not to have a second cup of coffee.
From his AKAR bio, Ryan Myers says,"I grew up around Native American artifacts and American antiques. I learned to appreciate the intimate qualities of aged objects: the textures of rusty iron and crawling paint on old furniture, and even the musty smell of ripened books and magazines. Things that come with embedded narrative and a worn history have always surrounded me, and therefore, influence me... Many of the objects I create join the realms of sculpture and utility. I am not always concerned with 'pretty', though I do believe that form, color, and shape are important. The notion of function in my work is important as well, but is not the primary focus."
For more information on Ryan Myers' work, visit his website at www.ryanmyersceramics.com.