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2020 Artists


Kowkie Durst

I imagine my pots in someone's home, tossed from sink to table to shelf. I want them to live with someone and become a part of their everyday life. The physical connection—lips, hands, eyes— that engages a user with the object is essential to the creation of meaning for pottery. My approach to clay enacts my passion for the material and exposes the physical nature of my own existence. 

I score my pots with drawings that investigate social and political issues such as the commodification of food, factory farming, gender identity, marriage equality, among others. The drawings on my pots are cartoon-like abstractions of our contemporary cultural icons, which I use to capture everyday moments that may sometimes be overlooked. 

Ceramics  Pottery
Community: NE Portland
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