RADIATOR TOAST RACK 2001    DETAILS  Dimensions   LENGTH 16.5 CM   Media   EARTHENWARE

SUMMARY

Amid the bewildering mass of information we all now live amongst, it seems increasingly difficult for an artist to know in which direction to go. Whether it is because of this bewilderment or because of a belief in a ‘truth to materials’ ethic it's hard to know. Saunders believes that many crafts people retreat into the intricacies and intimacies of their crafts; perhaps this is for sustenance, perhaps for shelter.

Whilst he believe that good pieces of work must entail an intimate feel for the craft, he would nonetheless prefer his pottery to relate more to the everyday world we live in. For instance, rather than featuring the mark made by the potters wire in the soft clay, he would prefer to make forms which look outwards to the artifacts we live amongst — the pavements we walk on; the door handles we push open, or the basins we wash our faces in.

THREE MUGS 1970's

Teas Up! Cake stand. Contemporary Applied Arts