Since the 1970s, Peter Shire has created sculpture, ceramics, and furniture that combine elements of industrial design, craft and fine art. Making cups has been a recurring fixation. As Shire says, “Cups are the individual opposed to the group.” In this video, made by Eric Minh Swenson for Shire’s first solo exhibition at Lora Schleisinger Gallery in Los Angeles, he talks about his unique approach to creating.
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For me the perfect mug is a really large one, so I can sip my vanilla cinnamon tea for a long lingering while. There’s nothing better than a wonderfully-crafted handmade mug, unique and original with the characteristics of the potter! Read more