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Decor Arts Now: “Friday Field Trip: New York Ceramics & Glass Fair”

Decor Arts Now: “Friday Field Trip: New York Ceramics & Glass Fair”

Lynn Byrne of Decor Art Now says, “I love this show because it is so intimate and colorful, plus it celebrates the best of old and new wares. Often times the contemporary artists are present to discuss their creations, usually with great passion… “One of my favorite aspects of the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair this year is a special exhibition, entitled Mended Ways.” She features work by Stephen Bowers, Bouke de Vries, and Paul Scott.

Click here to read full article.

Click here to view more work by Stephen Bowers.

Click here to view more work by Bouke de Vries.

Click here to view more work by Paul Scott.

Click here to view more work in “Mended Ways.”

 

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Maine Antique Digest: Paul Scott in “Historical Accommodations”

Maine Antique Digest: Paul Scott in “Historical Accommodations”

“Historical Accommodations” by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond
from Maine Antique Digest Oct. 5, 2015

“Several months ago, Robert Hunter, editor of Ceramics in America and photographer extraordinaire, posted a Paul Scott platter on his Facebook page. Scott has ‘a penchant for rescuing cast-offs…[and] using them as a canvas for biting social commentary,'” Click here to read full article.

Click here to see more of Paul Scott’s work.

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New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2016

New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2016

Ferrin Contemporary presents Paul Scott in “Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s): American Scenery” at the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2016.

Public Lecture: January 22, 2pm
Join us for a lecture by artist, author, and curator Paul Scott and Bouke de Vries, artist and restorer. Both artists will present images of their current work and discuss the intentional use of restoration methods in ceramics to create contemporary works of sculpture and design.
The lecture will be introduced and discussion moderated by dealer and expert in contemporary ceramics, Leslie Ferrin, Director of Ferrin Contemporary, who will present an overview of works by contemporary artists who use these methods in their practice.

New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2016
January 21–24, 2016
Bohemian Hall
321 East 73rd Street
New York, NY

 

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#ferrincontemporaryontheroad: New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2015

#ferrincontemporaryontheroad: New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2015

Ferrin Contemporary spent eight days in New York for the NY Ceramics & Glass Fair in late January. There, we presented two exhibitions: MADE IN CHINA: The New Export Ware and Selected Work from Current Projects, featuring work by 18 artists from around the world.

Visitors and the NY press were surprised and delighted with their discovery of the contemporary ceramics at the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair and spread the word about contemporary clay throughout the worlds of art and design. Here some of the highlights, along with links to read more.

Paul Scott, "Paul Scott, “Cumbrian Blue(s), American Scenery, Fracked No. 2″ 2013, inglaze decal collage, gold luster on ironstone platter (c.1860?), 8.5 x 1".

Paul Scott, “Paul Scott, “Cumbrian Blue(s), American Scenery, Fracked No. 2″ 2013, inglaze decal collage, gold luster on ironstone platter (c.1860?), 8.5 x 1”.

The New York Times, Art & Design

“Emporiums of the Waggish and Weird”

Browsing at Metro Curates and the Ceramics and Glass Fair

by William Grimes

“A number of contemporary artists disturb the polite atmosphere of British tea sets and Chinese export pottery. Paul Scott, an English artist at Ferrin Contemporary, has updated English transferware, with its romantic evocations of American scenes, in the rudest possible way. ‘Turnpike No. 3,’ a rectangular tray showing a toll plaza on the New Jersey Turnpike, is one of a series devoted to such heartwarming sights as the Indian Point nuclear plant and a fracking derrick,” Grimes observed in his unabashed review of the oddities at two NY shows.

Read more here…

 

Paul Scott, "Cumbrian Blue(s), Willow Italian" 2014, Staffordshire transferware collage, gold leaf, tile cement, epoxy resin, 15 x 11".

Paul Scott, “Cumbrian Blue(s), Willow Italian” 2014, Staffordshire transferware collage, gold leaf, tile cement, epoxy resin, 15 x 11″.

The New York Observer

“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.”

Read more here…

 

Vipoo Srivilasa, "The Patience Flower" 2014, Jingdezhen super white porcelain, 10 x 6.6".

Vipoo Srivilasa, “The Patience Flower” 2014, Jingdezhen super white porcelain, 10 x 6.6″.

Blouin Art Info

Made in China: Ceramic Exports From Jingdezhen

by Darryl Wee

In his review of our show “MADE IN CHINA, Darryl Wee observes, “Whereas traditional ‘export ware’ used to be adorned with European ideas and subjects…, Ferrin notes that this notion of cultural export has shifted somewhat in recent years due to internationally networked and cosmopolitan artists who produce their pieces at Jingdezhen Pottery Workshop while gaining exposure primarily in Western markets halfway around the world.”

Read more here…

 

Mara Superior, "Wounded Beauty" 2014, porcelain, cobalt, glaze, gold luster, metal wire, 12 x 15 x 5.5".

Mara Superior, “Wounded Beauty” 2014, porcelain, cobalt, glaze, gold luster, metal wire, 12 x 15 x 5.5″.

Past Imperfect: The Art of Inventive Repair

“The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair – 2015”

by Andrew Baseman

Friend and blogger Andrew Baseman focused attention on contemporary ceramic “make-dos” including Paul Scott’s, Mara Superior’s, and Frances Palmer’s mended works. “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.”

Read more here…

 

Sin-ying Ho, "9.28.2014 Hong Kong" 2014, porcelain, cobalt, decal, terra sigillata, 23 x 12 x 15.5".

Sin-ying Ho, “9.28.2014 Hong Kong” 2014, porcelain, cobalt, decal, terra sigillata, 23 x 12 x 15.5″.

DXV American Standard

“Yes Virginia, Collecting Ceramics Can Be Hip”

by Lynn Byrne

In her design blog, Byrne admitted, “I know very little about ceramics and glass. There. I have said it right up front. But I like to think I have a certain radar for the artistically innovative, and one place where I did not expect to see it was during my inaugural visit last week to the annual New York Ceramics and Glass Fair. But I was wrong. Very wrong. Talk about cool—it was there in abundance. 
“By far my favorite was the artists represented by Ferrin Contemporary. Leslie Ferrin had two booths at the fair and each was filled with edgy, thought-provoking pieces.”

Read more here…

 

The cover of Paul Scott's  new book, "Horizons: Transferware and Contemporary Ceramics"

The cover of Paul Scott’s new book, “Horizons: Transferware and Contemporary Ceramics”

Lectures and Book Launch at the Fair

Visitors were entertained by talks and presentations made by Ferrin Contemporary’s Paul Scott, Garth JohnsonRobert Silverman, Sing-ying Ho, and Leslie Ferrin. 
NCECA sponsored a day of modern lectures there for the first time.
It was standing room only for Paul Scott’s lecture. Afterwards, the audience followed Scott to a book signing for the newly published Horizon: Transferware and Contemporary Ceramics.  Scott’s ironic commentary on landscape drew media attention with his “American Scenery” series featured at the fair. 

Click here to place an order for your signed copy.

 

Kurt Weiser, "Albion" 2014, china painted porcelain, 26.5 x 18".

Kurt Weiser, “Albion” 2014, china painted porcelain, 26.5 x 18″.

Wait, there’s more

Visit our Press Coverage webpage for more links to fair coverage as well as articles and reviews about other curated projects with work by artists represented by Ferrin Contemporary.

Read more coverage on the fair on:
CFile
AsiainNY
The China Press
NY Social Diary

Robert Silverman, "Blue" 2013, re-fired commercial tile fabricated in Jingdezhen, China, 35 x 27.5”.

Robert Silverman, “Blue” 2013, re-fired commercial tile fabricated in Jingdezhen, China, 35 x 27.5”.

SOLD!  Still available?

Ferrin Contemporary presented two exhibitions at the fair: “MADE IN CHINA: The New Export Ware” and “Selected Work from Current Projects,” featuring work by 18 artists from around the world. In addition to the media blitz, sales were brisk and commissions are still coming in.

Click here to see more available work.
Or inquire about currently available artworks presented at the fair.

Paul Scott stands before his work in “Made in China” booth at NYC&GF.

#ferrincontemporaryontheroad

Follow along as director Leslie Ferrin documents the objects, people, and experiences related to the many projects under the purview of Ferrin Contemporary. Leslie’s first-person coverage provides a subjective overview of the scene (and seen) along the path of her travels. Click on the links below to follow along:
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Yes Virginia, Collecting Ceramics Can Be Hip

Yes Virginia, Collecting Ceramics Can Be Hip

Lynn Bryne remarked on her experience at the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair, “… there were several dealers that showcased work by contemporary artisans. By far, my favorite was the artists represented by Ferrin Contemporary. Leslie Ferrin had two booths at the fair and each was filled with edgy, thought-provoking pieces.”

Her DXV American Standard blog post pays tribute to several Ferrin Contemporary artists: Caroline Cheng, Paul Scott, Vipoo Srivilasa, and Sin-ying Ho.

“Yes Virginia, Collecting Ceramics Can Be Hip” by Lynn Byrne at DXV American Standard.

Click here to read full article.

Read more, see more about…

Caroline Cheng

Paul Scott

Vipoo Srivilasa

Sin-ying Ho

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Emporiums of the Waggish and Weird

Emporiums of the Waggish and Weird

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

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Ceramics Crack the Contemporary Art Market — Breaking the Mold

Ceramics Crack the Contemporary Art Market — Breaking the Mold

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.

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New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2015 Review

New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2015 Review

“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.

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Crafts magazine reviews “Confected, Borrowed, and Blue: Paul Scott”

Crafts magazine reviews “Confected, Borrowed, and Blue: Paul Scott”

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.

Posted by REBECCA WEINMAN in Artist News, News, Press Coverage
Made in China at New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2015

Made in China at New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2015

Ferrin Contemporary presents
MADE IN CHINA: The New Export Ware
at the New York Ceramics and Glass Fair, Jan. 21–25, 2015

MADE IN CHINA is an on-going series of exhibitions and public programs, featuring international contemporary ceramic artists referencing traditional Chinese export porcelain. These artists work independently along side and in conjunction with skilled Chinese artisans to find expression for their fresh visual vocabulary to create a new breed of export ware. The featured artists hail from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and China and include Julie Bartholomew, Caroline Cheng, Sam Chung, Future Retrieval (Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis), Sin-ying Ho, Garth Johnson, Paul Mathieu, Paul
Scott, Robert Silverman, and Vipoo Srivilasa.

Click here to view or download full press release.

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