art letter | no. 6. 2023 | december

emily ginsburg, THUD metabolic

Forty-odd pound masses of wet clay bagged in plastic. Scrap discarded by factories, free to takers. Each different, yet each the same: damp metaphors for humanity. A gift from industry to the hands of ceramic artists, to be worked, folded, coiled, or spun into bowls, cups, vases.

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Read David’s Art Letter essay, ‘Thud’: Emily Ginsburg’s crazy quilts of clay scraps, featured in Oregon ArtsWatch