Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Blum and Poe gallery in Los Angeles is currently offering an exhibition of Japanese ceramics. The exhibit has been organized and curated by Takashi Murakami and includes the work of artists Kazunori Hamana, Yuji Ueda, and Otani Workshop. Presenting a wide range of forms, designs, and materials, the works in the exhibition draw upon the ancient sources of ceramic tradition in Japan, while also revealing inventive techniques of shaping, glazing, coloring, and firing.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 25, 2015
We stopped by Heath Ceramics in San Francisco last week to see what Brendan Monroe was up to ahead of his solo exhibition, Morphology, at The Boiler Room later this month. Featuring a selection of entirely new work—including paintings, drawings, and sculptures—Morphology brings to life Brendan’s world at scale and with an intensity befitting a space as dramatic and atmospheric as the Boiler Room.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 10, 2015
This isn't the first time we've posted the ceramic work of Johnson Tsang and it probably won't be the last! We recently ventured to his website to find endless process photos behind some of the more impressive works we have seen floating around the web. We've put together some of our favorites for you to enjoy! For more you'll just have to visit his website...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 20, 2015
We are big Jonas Wood fans. Huge. His last show at David Kordansky in LA was probably our favorite of 2014. Now, he just opened a show with his uber-talented wife and ceramic artist, Shio Kusaka, at Gagosian Gallery in Hong Kong. So now we are huge Shio fans, too.
Erotica // Monday, December 29, 2014
We’ve seen countless artists who are known for drawing and painting start experimenting with ceramics recently, and Rebecca Morgan makes the transition particularly well. Her drawings of wild, unusual characters work translate beautifully into clay, making her signature “Bumpkins” feel even more alive.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 29, 2014
What do you get when you pair talented Art Center grad and artist Brendan Monroe, best known for his mesmerizing, science-inspired illustrations and sculptures, with Heath Ceramics, best known for its crisp, modern style? You get Blobography, Heath’s latest artist collaboration.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 04, 2014
There are primitive animal instincts lurking in our own depths, waiting for the chance to slide past a conscious moment. The sculptures I create focus on human psychology, stripped of context and rationalization, and articulated through animal and human forms. On the surface, these figures are simply feral and domestic individuals suspended in a moment of tension...
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 09, 2014
Kathy Venter builds her life size ceramic sculptures by hand using the extended pinch method - similar to large vessel building. No molds are used as the hollow, completed wet clay sculptures are 13% larger than life size to shrink to the desired scale after firing. An exhibition of 36 of her sculptures is on display at the Bellevue Arts Museum, Wa., through 15th June, 2014.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
South Willard is one of our favorite men's shops in all of Los Angeles. Not only do they have a well-curated selection of shirts, pants, jackets, Alta Dena bags and books, they always have a little bit of art in the shop, with ceramic works standing out. LA-based artists Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson have collaborated on a series of ceramic pieces that you can see while you shop through June 26, 2014.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Heath Ceramics will be hosting a show on Stan Bitters, a maverick modernist ceramicist who helped define Southern California architecture and whose work is widely collected. It's his first show in 35 years, and the first ever in the San Francisco Bay Area. Stan's work is monumental, but it's not just the bigness of his work that draws people to him: it's the bigness of his ideas...