Michael Rice

When looking at a shell on the beach, a stone made beautiful by the endless caress of the tide, objects, forms, things created over time by the earth, I am awed by the skill of nature. I have longed to be able to make things that look as natural as if nature had made them, to create objects that resonate with a timeless quality, with a feeling of a genesis beyond the constructed and manufactured.
In my work I’m attempting to create sculptures, surfaces and textures that are difficult to date to a specific culture or place: my aim is that the aesthetic of the completed object is visually striking but also has a familiarity because of the form and the post-firing techniques that make the most out of the least materials.
The finishes are straightforward yet complex and this creates a dialectic that I feel transcends simple visual meaning, moving into iconic or ceremonial territory. This complemented with the shape of the pieces creates a synthesis that gives them an archetypal presence.
The praxis of my discipline has always been to create awareness within myself. To establish an understanding of what I am doing by first taking action and then reflecting and re-reflecting upon the action.

Info

Nom
Michael Rice

Activité
artiste

Pays, région
Emirats Arabes Unis

Site web
mceramics.com

Biographie
Michael Rice, CV March 15

Documents
Ceramic Review 2010 copy
On the Tiles Ceramic review
ceramicreview 2