John Hofstetter: Artefacts of Memory

Artwork by John Hofstetter (http://www.johnhofstetter.com/)
Photo: Magdalena Miłosz

Artefacts of Memory is a collection of recollections, alluding to the landscapes of John’s summer home and work space in Keels. The pieces integrate tiles of porcelain paper clay, a medium which incorporates paper fibre. This technique increases the strength of the material while it is being worked and results in a lighter finished object after firing, as the paper burns away. These ceramic pieces, simultaneously reminiscent of rocky landscapes and of bone marrow, provide organic backdrops for the more obviously manufactured found objects John collects on the shores of Newfoundland.

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