Steve Colby . Artist Statement

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09-004-01The mug I’ve contributed to the Artstream Ceramic Library represents my latest inquiry into a synthesis of Tang Dynasty Sancai pottery, 20th century American Painting and an interest in low fire ceramic process and materials. This particular piece was a departure from the traditional yellow/green palette of sancai and the happenstance of its composition ends up alluding to early glam rock stars. That this mug would look comfortable in the hands of Ziggy Stardust feels like a real accomplishment – and I’m terribly interested to have it travel in and out of homes and in and out of lives.