(2023) Ongoing project, ceramic bowls of words.
I wanted to get a head start on 2023 in regards to bowls, and with that I’m not exactly sure if I will continue to follow the model I have established in past years. I’m feeling a want for more variation and also possibly revisiting some of my past phrases, all that will be decided as the year plays out. So far for this year I have chosen the three new phrases, THEY WERE LIKE GODS, QUESTION EVERYTHING, and MUTUAL AID. Kinda feels like with these three phrases we have the downfall, the reality, and who we could be. I have also brought back three past phrases, I LOVE YOU, TIME IS MEMORY, and WE ARE ANIMALS. As always with these bowls I’m creating a future artifact, an inanimate object that in its way speaks for us and of us, possibly communicating to another being far in the future, that’s my hope for these bowls at least. As always if you would like to commission a custom phrase, contact ezra at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For 2022 I threw a smaller batch of bowls 38 ended up being the number. I was aiming for 62, but a glaze test run amok caused me to have to put 24 bowls into my seconds stash. The three phrases I chose for this round are, MOONAGE DAYDREAM, GIVE TAKE, and NADIE ES ILEGAL. Many will recognize MOONAGE DAYDREAM as the title of track three from David Bowie’s “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars”. GIVE TAKE is a profound mantra I find often running through my head. I have for some time been doing my best to remind our elected Senators and House members, through various social media applications, that NADIE ES ILEGAL or NO ONE IS ILLEGAL. Pottery has the chance to communicate something to the future, as a fragment or an intact vessel. With these bowls, I aim to share a little of who we are as humans at this time. If you’re in the Seattle area and would like to arrange a pick up/in person viewing of inventory. Email for inquiries. email@example.com
For 2021 I chose three new phrases, SPACE ANNIHILATORS, YOU AND I ARE EARTH, and TIME IS MEMORY. Here’s a little explanation of the three phrases: SPACE ANNIHILATORS, in reference to humans, comes from Paramahansa Yogananda; YOU AND I ARE EARTH, was written on a plate discovered in the sewer of England also accompanied by the date of 1661; and TIME IS MEMORY, is the creative mantra of my good friend. Pottery has the chance to communicate something to the future, as a fragment or an intact vessel. With these bowls, I aim to share a little of who we are as humans at this time. If you’re in the Seattle area and would like to arange a pick up/in perdson viewing of invintory. Email for inquiries. firstname.lastname@example.org