five hundred handmade clay tiles in this juried collection are a canvas
for decorative embellishment for artists from around the world. Several
of the pieces are outstanding for their surface treatments, such as
atmospheric firing, rather than for their form. Others illustrate
how clay offers a richer and more durable surface to draw and paint
on than either paper or canvas.
translucency and color intensity of glazes, for example, and the ability
to sgraffito through wetware slip add depth that can never be attained
with conventional drawing methods. Some of the entries could be considered
sculptures while others present an artist's narrative, from political
commentary to whimsy and humor.