Tag Archives: Bad Modernism

Fish in a Barrel – Garth Clark

Always a pleasure to hear from Garth Clark — the grey cardinal of pottery criticism. This isn’t on a Canadian theme particularly, just a generous stimulating romp through a recent fine art ceramicana exhibition in NYC. A show somewhat a kin to Bad Pottery – a (Toronto) collection I reviewed on this blog back in […]

An artist orphan – Scottie Wilson

A thing that crops up in various disciples — pottery is no exception — is categorization and hierarchy. You can tell from my Gallery titles I am pretty much less interested in the usual pottery viewing lens  i.e. Artist, Form, Period, Style, Region,  than I am in understanding our usage of pottery — what it […]

Modernism redux — Bob Bozak

It might seem obvious to others but I have never been quite sure what Mid-Century Modernism was actually meant to cover. To my mind it’s an attempt to both catch a period (ca. 1940 – 1980) as well as a way to both engage and view the origins of our contemporary culture. After 60 short […]