Enforced Errors | Anthony Dunlop

I create functional ceramic vessels to be the antiques of the future. Working with a medium that has spanned human history, I am compelled to ask how ceramics can create our material future. Mixing traditional ceramic processes: wheel throwing, hand-building, and mold-making—to build, dissect, and reconstruct vessels that defy gravity in a deeply earthbound practice. Sharing an inherent relationship between myself and the material I work with, I look to the intersection of human bodies, civilization and culture in the past, present, and future through the time-tested immortality of ceramics.

This work is part of a series of installations of vessels that are constructed to relate to one another. They are hand built using molds of wheel-thrown forms and finished with sprayed wood ash glazes to push the limits of intention and accident in the final form and surface treatment.

This project was awarded the Thelma Ruck Keene Memorial Award for Ceramics (Circle Craft)

My practice revolves around function, therefore a very important part of what I do includes making conventional dinnerware. These practical pieces are an exciting showcase for my biggest love in ceramics, glazing. I often use my dinnerware as tests for glazes and surface treatments that will then find their way into my installation pieces.

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