Magazine article Ceramics Art & Perception

Editorial

Magazine article Ceramics Art & Perception

Editorial

Article excerpt

This September issue is a compilation of 24 articles and reviews from more than 10 countries. As our faithful readers know, we work to engage reviewers in order to make the writing more critical and more objective. Artists do not always agree with the analysis or review of their work and, in some cases, the artists are not aware of the reviews until they are published. In one such recent case, as I mentioned in my last editorial, the artist Erik Gronborg took exception to a review of his work written by Craig Adcock. Since we do not publish letters to the editor and since Gronborg does not have a web site, I will mention just a few of his objections to Adcock's comments. Gronborg states, " ... my work was not Funk and not included in Funk shows. It was too formal and well crafted." He also objects to the author's reference to Kitsch and explains his direct connection and association with Islamic ceramics and architecture. While we do not doubt Gronborg's sincerity in his objections to Adcock's writings, we do support our writers' analyses that lead to the writing of their reviews.

Ceramics artist Gail Kendall and I recently took a road trip. She picked me up in Wyoming and we drove to the coast of Oregon taking the back roads (at her suggestion) through Yellowstone National Park, the lower part of the state of Idaho and on across the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. We were students in an intermediate drawing workshop (taught by California artist Larry Thomas) at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology which was founded by Frank and Jane Boyden. …

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