White Terrace Gap
As a society and as individuals, we assume innovation is a necessary element in significant artistic expression. This assumption that the highest expectation for the artist is to introduce something new is a pervasive part of our nation's collective consciousness.
David Shaner, Untitled, 1984, woodfired stoneware, 12 x 15 in.
"What is it about woodfired pots that speaks so eloquently and to so few of us?"
It was during the 1960s that America began to develop a genre of ceramic sculpture that can be truly described as an indigenous movement.