Alex Anderson is a renowned ceramicist whose work has piqued interest around the globe. Within the U.S. he has exhibited work at some of the most prestigious museums including the American Museum of Ceramic Art. His most recent collection, Little Black Boy Makes Imperial Porcelains, was displayed by his representative gallery, the Gavlak Gallery in Los Angeles.
“…put everything that makes you who you are and everything you have into your practice” – Alex Anderson
Educational/Personal Growth Opportunity
“My advice to any aspiring artist is to put everything that makes you who you are and everything you have into your practice. Find all your joy in your practice and feed it by paying attention to the world around you. I would challenge any art student to push the development of their technical abilities to the greatest extremes in order to remove barriers of their own expression and to understand the full potential of the ceramic medium.”
Now it’s your turn to be challenged:
What do Anderson’s words mean to you? What makes you who you are and how will you show it to the world? For this challenge, think about the message you want your piece to convey and create something that is outside the norm of your technical wheelhouse. Remember to push your abilities to the extremes and create without limits
To view Anderson’s most recent collection, Little Black Boy Makes Imperial Porcelains, visit the Gavlak Gallery website!
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