Crocker Art Museum
Timed Auction

Silent Auction 2023

Wed, May 10, 2023 04:00PM EDT - Sun, Jun 4, 2023 04:00PM EDT
Lot 286


Estimate: $180 - $220

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Matthew Skelly and Sarah Zeigler
Pink Vase 7
7 x 5 x 5 in.
Fair market value: $200

Sarah Zeigler and Matthew Skelly have created ceramic art together since 2021. While both produce work individually, their collaborative practice is a combination of their interests: pottery, sculpture, and illustration. Ceramic forms are thrown on a potter’s wheel, burnished to the point of having a slight sheen, and then decorated with delicate underglaze illustrations which envelope the entire shape seamlessly. The drawings often depict simplified characters in chaotic and playful situations, and occasionally techniques common to comic books and animation, such as panels and “smear frames,” are mimicked on the clay surface. The pair also makes “wrapped vessels,” wherein forms thrown from darker stoneware are adorned with extremely thin slabs of illustrated clay, creating the illusion of paper clinging to the pot. The quality of the lineart, texture of the clay body, and the contrast between the energetic drawings and the rigid ceramic forms are all central to their practice.

Overall Dimensions
Height: 7.00
Width: 5.00
Depth: 5.00

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