Ceramicists can erase any evidence of the human hand by using the wheel. But by shunning it, they show their fingerprints in the work.
Renowned sculptor Tom Sachs—whose work can be found in major museums worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the Whitney and the Pompidou Center—employs this practice in all his art, including ceramics fired at 92Y. His work shows the scars of his labor. The dents, cracks and errors are evident and are what make the product the result of an individual.
92Y needs your help
Many of you have asked how you can help 92Y as we face tremendous financial losses due to Covid-19. From now through June 30, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $250,000 by an anonymous donor—going twice as far in supporting 92Y. You can help sustain our beloved institution and support the creation of new, online programming that will bring comfort and inspiration to our community. Thank you for anything you can do to help.