Bowie Croisant Ceramic Artist Weblog

October 5, 2007

Chris Gustin

Filed under: Uncategorized — bowie croisant @ 4:32 pm

I recently did some research into the work of Chris Gustin. He generally creates work which strongle relates to the figure. These figurative vessel forms are handbuilt, strongly referencing the interior space of the vessel. These vessels are then given a rich glaze surface that has a good amount of depth. These smooth flowing surfaces invite the touch and ask for investigation. I enjoy the deep surfaces and touchable quality of these pieces and would very much like to capture some of the same qualities in my own work.

The web presentation of Chris Gustin’s work I feel is very good. The site is simple and easy to navigate. The display uses a basic white background and lots of images. I feel this simple approach puts more emphasis on the images and information without anything that is distracting.

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  1. Hey Bowie, Mo here. Did you know Chris Gustin is a KCAI grad? When I worked in the school library I found an old video of Chris and some of his classmates talking in the studio about their work. He came to town awhile after than and he asked to see it. I showed it to him in the library and he got real excited. He said shortly after graduating he put most of his stuff in storage and traveled a bit. The storage area was burned and he lost all pictures from his KCAI days. I made him a copy of the video, which he really appreciated… Chris takes on a couple of interns every year. Might be something you’d want to investigate. Your bro in KC,MO

    Comment by Mo Dickens — October 11, 2007 @ 12:50 pm

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