Making stuff with your hands is important.
Truly, our generation unlike any other before views its work through a computer screen.
We are disconnected from the products and services that we create.
Surely, the art, craft, and maker movements are an attempt to redress the balance.
Ceramicist Suzy Holland’s stoney matte bowls and casseroles are oven-proof and dishwasher safe (top shelf). Each piece is signed and one-of-a-kind.
Ceramicist Marcia Hudson’s waterfall glaze platter is food safe and signed with her maker’s mark.
Emily Miller’s salamander jar. The history folded into each ceramic work sustains its connection to its heritage may not appear to the naked eye of the viewer. This is what constitutes the unique double life of contemporary ceramics- they are wildly sensual, visually tactile objects.
Fairweather’s ceramicists such as Suzy Holland, Marcia Hudson, and Emily Miller are keeping a craft alive that has been practiced since humankind got into the business of making things out of materials from the physical world.
And, too, Fairweather’s peeps are out there finding vintage stuff for the gallery to display on consignment. Thankful for PB, SV-G, and LF-M for discovering delightful pieces that reconnect with the art, craft, and skills of previous generations. “Past creations, processes, and traditions lend their immense value as art objects.”
The magic of a maker’s mark. “Ceramics are maybe the most fundamental of endeavors- a direct transformation of raw earth into something new born of human hands and the human mind.” D. Fairweather, gallerist.
Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands.