|Paula Rice, Black Lazarus, Clay, 2004|
I will deal with a part of deconstruction tendency characteristic of the late 20th century; in other words, several characteristic modes of the current working style of ceramic artists nowadays. The development of ceramics went through several phases. Firstly, it went through the period of moving beyond modernism and introducing distorted shapes fairly early in the 1950s and 1960s; the period of the birth of art ceramics in 1970s; the period where the postmodern tendency began to appear in the 1980s; and the period of the establishment and dissemination of full-fledged deconstruction after 1990s and until now.
|Ronna Neuenschwander, Granary Guard Dog, Ceramic, Mixed Media|
Through such examination, I found out that various deconstruction working methods of the preceding researchers who have gone with the specific situation of the period. As the result of studying deconstruction theory and its co-relations with deconstructed forms, I could concluded that the deconstruction in ceramics appear as damaged, unfinished, fragmented, metaphors, appropriation, or as mixed forms. I found specific examples of deconstruction in ceramics and categorized them as follows: those that accept social tendency or that deconstruct the identity of a human or an animal; those that have post-metaphysical tendency that utilize methods of kitsch-schlock, appropriation, adaptation; those that have post-material tendency which accomplish transformations of forms and the nature; and those that utilize post-genre style of mixed-media.
|James Tisdale, Sins of the Father, Earthenware|