PHYLLIS SAVAGE  CERAMIC SCULPTURE

My ceramic sculptures express the human condition, its cruelty, folly and overarching accomplishments.  They project quiet beauty and power that derive from firmly grounded forms, clear, simple, fluid lines and minimally adorned surfaces. Much of my work indulges my  fascination with the astonishing power of the human mind to perceive facial images even  when only the slightest suggestion of a face actually exists, a concept I call “Neuro-Sensationism” which spans the boundaries of science and art. 

 

The depth and diversity of my ceramic studies have enabled me to incorporate a broad array of techniques into my work.  I attended the College of Ceramics at Alfred University, studied in Japan with renowned Shigaraki artists, at the Haystack Mountain School, Hood College and the Archie Bray Foundation and have worked with some of the most talented ceramic sculptors of our time. My extensive international travels exposed me to a wealth of extraordinary ceramic art.  Along the way I developed a profound respect and appreciation for this ancient, enduring art form, as well as the technical complexity of ceramic materials.  The fluidity of moist clay, its remarkable plasticity, delicacy, endurance and its unlimited potential for creating form, size, color, texture, visual temperature and tactile surface makes clay unparalleled as the material of choice for my work. 

 

My work has been exhibited in numerous  museums and galleries in Japan, London and throughout the United States.