The utility of architecture and clay have long gone hand in hand. Some potters have taken inspiration from the hard lines and angular planes that surround us in buildings and home furnishings. This is to say that some potters take the leap away from the tradition of the potters wheel and inherently round forms.
Ceramicist Marc Digeros uses “roundness” as a small springboard into a world of angular structures that still maintain softness within their planes and edges. Rather than relying on the wheel, Digeros uses slabs and drop molds to create these interesting forms. The interior of his vessels maintain the lines from the exterior, reminiscent of a skeleton or a bare bones warehouse. His top layer of surface decoration is often decals. Digeros allows these decals of stripes and squares to distort and bend over the undulating angular surfaces of his pots. He plays with 2D, 3D, interior and exterior space simultaneously, reminding the viewer that both are present in every vessel.
Digeros received his BFA from the University of Minnesota and his MFA from the University of Washington. He was a long-term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation. He now lives and works in Los Angeles as a studio artist while also working as the Model Shop Manager for Frank Ghery.