Ceramic artist Kathy Erteman has had her hand in clay for 25 years, currrently known for her contemporary ceramic vessels; reductive forms with black and white graphic surfaces. Committed to high standards of craftsmanship there is a sculptural presence in her vessel forms that address the tactile senses and are rooted in the useful pot.
I study pots from all eras of history, but am also inspired by textiles, Abstract Expressionism, 20th century architecture, and the treatment of nature in Asian art. Adding to my current perspective was an upbringing in the modernist atmosphere of 1960s Los Angeles, with its sleek architecture, the Minimalist movement in art, and Finish Fetish sculptors.
Aside from formal considerations I hope my work to be a record of the time in which we live and included in the celebration of food rituals that express creativity, hope, & generosity.