Red Grid

My newest body of work continues to explore transformation, this time focusing on both structure and material. It uses the kiln as a vehicle for deconstruction. The porcelain grid systems begin as digital renderings that are meticulously fabricated by hand. These structures become the architecture over which to stretch a fluid skin that is allowed to warp or collapse the structure under the strain of the firing. They expose the relationship between soft and hard, the fluidity of a membrane, and the moment of intersection between these contrasting elements. They strive to pair labored construction with unpredictability, and capture the entropy embodied in the process.

Year of Creation: 2017

Materials: Porcelain

Dimensions: L 11 cm, W 11 cm, H 6 cm


    2017        Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Gwangju, SouthKorea

                    Eutectic Gallery at NCECA Expo, Portland, Oregon, USA

                    Method Accumulation, Pacific Northwest College of Art,Portland, Oregon, USA

                    Kent State University School of Art Faculty Exhibition,Kent, Ohio, USA

    2016        Poise, Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams, Massachusetts,USA

                    Pottery Northwest 50th Anniversary Exhibition, PotteryNorthwest,

                    Seattle, Washington, USA

                    Indulge, Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

                    Man and Made, MSU Fine Art Gallery, Kansas City,Missouri, USA

    2015        Fluid: Peter Christian Johnson and Bobby Silverman,Eutectic Gallery,

                    Portland, Oregon, USA

                    Collapse, Sheehan Gallery, Walla Walla, Washington, USA

    2014        Relics, Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, Oregon,USA


    2017        Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship

                    Honorable Mention, Gyeonggi International CeramicBiennial

    2015        Zanesville Prize Finalist 2015 Union County CulturalCoalition Visual Artist Grant

    2014        Oregon Arts Commission and Ford Foundation CareerOpportunity Grant

    2013        Rudy Autio Grant for Creative Initiatives

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