Meticulously Patterned Folkloric Pottery by Sue Tirrell

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Ceramic artist Sue Tir­rell describes her works as “folk­loric pot­tery and sculp­ture with a mod­ern sen­si­bil­ity.” And that they are. The scalloped-edged plates fea­ture detailed, black and white draw­ings of dif­fer­ent ani­mals like birds, snakes, wolves, and rab­bits. Behind them are brightly-colored flo­ral pat­terns that are a nice jux­ta­po­si­tion to the visu­ally heavy fore­ground crea­tures. When you view all of the plates together, they cre­ate an intrigu­ing series with a loose nar­ra­tive thread. I think you could eas­ily arrange them into dif­fer­ent stories.

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