Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Michael McCarthy

Greek-inspired Functional Ceramics from Western MA   

Michael McCarthy's elegant array of work includes delicate mugs for everyday use, large serving bowls to reside on tabletops as permanent focal points, covered jars for food storage and counter-top decor, and gracefully-handled vases begging for freshly budding branches and bouquets. McCarthy works in a variety of glazes in both stoneware and porcelain clay bodies.

Born in 1974 in Albany, New York, McCarthy refers to a 1995 trip to Greece as an important event in his pottery career. The utilitarian unadorned Greek pots impressed McCarthy, as compared to pots typically appreciated by historians and collectors. This appreciation for form and usefulness is still apparent in McCarthy’s pottery today.

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