Ian M Petrie Ceramics
About The Artist
Ian Petrie • Philadelphia, PA
Ceramics • WHOLESALE AVAILABLE • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
My pots serve as art objects that can be admired while on display on the wall, but then suddenly taken down and used to eat a meal. These comics-inspired illustrations are processed as a halftone, screenprinted using a specialized ceramic ink, and ultimately applied to slab-built pottery. Some of my pieces use gold luster to censor areas of the drawings, and as these pots see daily use the layer of gold begins to slowly abrade and reveal the imagery hidden beneath.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
My work is a combination of three different media: comics, screenprinting, and pottery. I begin by drawing illustrations and narratives inspired by everyday life, experiences both personal and entirely made-up. These images are then taken through a screenprint process and printed with a homemade ceramic ink onto newsprint. Finally the prints are applied onto handmade pottery forms to create narrative, functional pottery.