Press Coverage

Ferrin Contemporary in the news

Published by the Society of Contemporary Craft in conjunction with his exhibition “Bridge 13: Jason Walker.”

The brochure includes biographical information, images, and an essay by William L. Fox.

“A growing number of artists tread warily along the boundaries of culture and nature as the human footprint becomes increasingly obvious and inescapable, and the ironies multiply. … Walker’s work is a form of public prayer for our safety and preservation. How fortunate and useful it is that the sculptures are also beautiful.” — William L. Fox, Director of the Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada

Click here to view Bridge 13: Jason Walker

“Until fairly recently, the term ‘Chinese export ware’ was associated with a one-sided niche art market favored by Western collectors with a penchant for Oriental aesthetics… Industry insiders, however, have been noticing a resurgent interest in this particular genre of ceramics over the past few years.”

“Made in China: Ceramic Exports From Jingdezhen” by Darryl Wee, published in Blouin Art Info, January 2015.

Click here to view full article. (And be sure to check out the slideshow.)

Read more, see more about “Made in China: The New Export Ware” and the featured artists.

The New York Times Art & Design   |   Emporiums of the Waggish and Weird, Browsing at Metro Curates and the Ceramics and Glass Fair by 

New York Observer/Culture
“Ceramics Crack the Contemporary Art Market – Breaking the Mold” by Brook Mason.

Few slices of the art market have changed as radically, or, surprisingly, have been taken more seriously, in the past few years as the ever-so-sleepy ceramics and glass sector. … When it comes to contemporary ceramics, some dealers said, there’s a shift going on in terms of validity in the eyes of museums. “Glance back two decades only a handful of museums were incorporating such work in their holdings,” said Massachusetts dealer Leslie Ferrin.”

Mason notes the trend of museums recognizing the validity of ceramic work; Ferrin Contemporary’s Paul Scott has work in over 30 museums world wide.

Click here to read full January 24th article.

Read more, see more about Paul Scott.

“New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2015” in Past Imperfect: The Art of Inventive Repair by Andrew Baseman

“It was heartening for me to see so many examples of antique and contemporary ceramics with inventive repair in such a prestigious venue. It gives me hope that beauty in imperfection is now being embraced by more artists, dealers and collectors than ever before.”

Baseman remarks on work by Mara Superior, Frances Palmer, and Paul Scott in his January 24th blog entry.

Click here to read his full entry.

Read more, see more about Mara Superior.

Read more, see more about Frances Palmer.

Read more, see more about Paul Scott.

Video offers another chance to view and enjoy A Clay Bestiary.

A Clay Bestiary, a recent show at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, New Jersey, brought together a diverse body of ceramic work by contemporary artists. The artists have re-imagined and reinterpreted various members of the animal kingdom; infused them with new concepts, ideas, and messages; and in the process freed each piece from being a literal portrayal.

This video presentation by Bill Ivie of CINEMATIC EYE / CINEMABRIDE takes the viewer on a tour of the entire exhibit. As the camera moves around the works it takes in intimate close-up views and steps back to encompass a broader view — all that you would experience had you been there in person. The film moves at a leisurely pace and is interspersed with limited dialog giving the viewers time to really view each work and form their own reactions before moving on to the next.

Click here to view the video.

This group show includes the work of Ferrin Contemporary artists Jason WalkerRed Weldon Sandlin, and Sergei Isupov.

Teleri Lloyd-Jones reviews Paul Scott’s exhibition at the Holburne Museum in Bath, England in Crafts magazine Jan–Feb 2015.

“These are the works from the past 15 years of Scott’s practice, in no explicit order, so rather than a developing hand we meet a political voice that’s also a love letter to an aesthetic tradition.”

Click here to view the full article.  

Paul Scott is represented by Ferrin Contemporary.

“The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2015 at Bohemian National Hall” by Alison Ng in Asian in NY.

“Overall, this year’s Ceramics & Glass Fair holds a wonderful assortment of works.”

Asian in NY/blog features an image of Vipoo Srivilasa’s Patience Flowers from the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair held in January 2015.

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Read more, see more about Vipoo Srivilasa.