2010 Sedimentos

Sedimentos, 2010
Local raw clays, water, Petri dish, magnet, labeling
Each dish 3” diameter x 5/8”

as part of Souvenir Shop exhibition at
Art Star, 623 N. Second Street, Philadelphia, PA
in conjunction with NCECA 2010

Artist's notes

The Souvenir Shop

Featuring over 25 artists from across the country.  Souvenirs act as memory markers.  They can be both a poetic attempt to summarize an experience and a crass commodification of our personal memories.  The Souvenir Shop celebrates this strange co-mingling of nostalgia and consumption with a diverse collection of handmade souvenirs specifically designed for the NCECA Conference and Philadelphia.  Co-curated by Kyan Bishop, Kate Hardy, and Joanie Turbek.

Mar 27-Apr 25.  Tue-Sat 11:00am-7:00pm; Sun 12:00-6:00pm
Reception Apr 2, 6:00-9:00pm

Art Star, 623 N. Second Street, Philadelphia, PA

more Souvenir Shop and gallery info 

The Souvenir Shop is one of close to 100 exhibitions that are part of Independence: The 44th Annual National Ceramic Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference taking place in Philly from March 31st – April 3rd, 2010. For a complete list of programmed exhibitions, click here

more info on the NCECA conference


artist’s statement:

I dig  a lot of clay for my work. The prospecting is a big part of the appeal for me…walking around outside; looking, digging, discovering and getting dirty.  I remember when and where I dug each clay, and the clay does become a souvenir of that experience for me.  The resulting works often incorporate clues from the clay’s particular site, reflecting erosion, sedimentation, stratification, particle packing, tool marks, etc.  I’ve recently gotten more interested in presenting clays in their raw state as well as using them in fired work.   In these Sedimentos, I love that I get to mix Zen-like beauty and temporality with the unabashed appeal of a souvenir refrigerator magnet.  Thanks to j.j. McCracken who collected this great Wissahickon Creek Clay for me in pursuit of her Hunger, Philadelphia project.