Six Degrees of Collaboration
Sam Chung, teapot, Andrew Martin, glaze and firing, 2007, porcelain, 7" x 8" x 4". Photo by Peter Lee.
Northern Clay Center 2424 Franklin Avenue East Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406 USA
For the past eight months, six artists who work in porcelain have been shipping bisque ware to one another, forms that are distinctive and representative of their individual work. Their collaborators have then glazed and fired the bisqued work in their particular gaze palettes. While the potters in this exhibition were able to see the forms which they were finishing, the instruction to complete the pots in their own styles has resulted in a combination of forms and finishes that is occasionally as startling as a surrealist collage.