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Art of Tuesday, 022216

 

Gerard J. Ferrari, ceramic hybrids

Gerard Justin Ferrari Orphaned Teapot: Water Fowl Teapot, terra cotta, 2004. via gerardjustinferrari.

Once you see the ceramic hybrids of Gerard Ferrari, they may wander in the back of your mind for weeks. He promiscuously combines beastie elements (web feet, tail) with mechanical elements (gas pump nozzle artillery muzzle).

Ferrari’s Machine Age forms stand their ground assertively. Zoomorphic and not, harbingers of a transhuman future, possibly transduck. I suspect he’s learned a lot from comic books and cartoons.

I find he has his simplified low-chroma pieces under better artistic control — as opposed to controlled by a jolly sense of the ridiculous. One feels worthwhile as art, the other can roll off into cutsie-pie kitsch. I love him most as a sculptor of bold and elegant shapes.

You’ll find most of the works here plus others are on his website, gerardjustinferrari.com.

 

Gerard Ferrari, ceramic hybrids

Gerard Ferrari, Orphaned Teapot: All Tanked Up, terra cotta, 2008. via gerardjustinferrari.

 

Gerard Justin Ferrari, ceramikc hybrids

Gerard Ferrari, Gizmology: Bubble Gum Bazooka. . glazed clay. via gerardjustinferrari.

 

Gerard Ferrari, Rolling Derby Bird, ceramic hybrids

Gerard Ferrari, Orphaned Teapot: Rolling Derby Bird. terra cotta, 2005. via gerardjustinferrari.

 

Gerard Ferrari, ceramic hybrids

Gerard Ferrari, Big Wheeler. via Pinterest (original link broken).

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Gerard Ferrari, ceramic artist

Gerard Ferrari, ceramic artist. via thepotterscast.

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You may find Ferrari’s work badly scrambled online — search for one piece, you get another. Still Ferrari’s at least.

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