MEET THE CERAMIC INNOVATORS FIRING UP AN AGE-OLD CRAFT

The New York Times Paid Post

June 2021

The ceramicists Aneta Regel, Andile Dyalvane and Shigekazu Nagae are injecting future-facing innovation into one of the oldest art forms.

The first clay objects were produced some 25,000 years ago. Ceramics, encompassing pottery, brick, china and cement, is the alchemical process of turning soft organic matter into a hard, long-lasting material. It’s one of the oldest craft techniques known to humankind, and is today also one of the most exciting. In the past few years, a great craft revival has taken place globally, with new swathes of artists exploring the possibilities of the medium and creating innovative, free-spirited work that blurs the distinction between craft, art and sculpture.

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