The word “ceramics” usually brings to mind functional pottery—cups, bowls and dishes made for actual use or as decorative pieces. They’re often pretty, but seldom riveting unless you possess an in-depth knowledge of ceramic techniques. But on the other side of the plates and platters are the studio artists who find their voice in California “funk art,” a movement that began in the 1960s and includes a strong wing of ceramic artists. It is among these rebels that we find crazy, kitschy, message-driven clay creations that shatter any preconceptions engendered by precious earthenware and far too many mugs adorned with... More >>>