An ancient craft, ceramic production is one of the earliest forms of human expression. Ceramics have long fascinated artists, from ancient Greek amphoras emblazoned with depictions of gods to dreamy art nouveau creations.
Today we are seeing more and more artists taking on clay and raising the bar of the medium’s artistic limits. Making appearances at this year’s art and design fairs and renowned auctions—such as Paddle8’s “Contemporary Ceramic” sale in the Summer and key works featured at Sotheby’s “Made in Britain” sale—standout clay works are carving out a space of their own. Architectural Digest recently described ceramics as “officially having a full-fledged moment.”