“There is a paradox between real and surreal function; between kitchen and temple, between prosaic fact and an exciting poetic metaphor. All good pots belong to some extent to both worlds“.
Dormer, P and Cripps, D. (1985) Elizabeth Fritsch in Studio. London; Bellows Publishing.
(Taken from The Potter’s Art, p. 200)
“I don’t agree with the notion that because a functional pot has a place in the domestic environment it can’t therefore have the same standing as an object made by a fine artist. I believe a functional pot can transcend its function“.
Walter Keeler (in conversation February 2013)