According to artnews.com, which was written in June of this year, and it documents some of the many “trends” that the contemporary ceramic art world has been experiencing during the current years.
Face jars and distorting the human face has been a fascinating area of experiment, and while some of these faces actually resemble faces, others are quite distinguishable, and the moods on the pieces are clearly identified. Some of the more misshapen faces are meant to serve as a remembrance to an ugly past that is easily hidden or forgotten
“Work that Body”
The human body has been given special attention in these pieces and contemporary artists try to push the human form to a more transcendental form than the norm. These artists manipulate, strain, and stretch the human body to transform them into dynamic shapes.
Artists want to portray something so elemental and so whimsical into something nightmarish but with a surreal look to them. These artists try to find the dark side in fairytales, and it is a trend that you will often see in ceramicists today.