Pushing Ceramic Boundaries

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The first museum exhibition of renowned potter Adam Silverman’s work opens at Laguna Art Museum in CA on Oct 27. Concurrently, Adam Silverman Ceramics, a great collection of his ceramics, with a forward by Shepard Fairey, will be released this week by Rizzoli. Silverman, who runs Heath LA’s creative direction, experiments with unconventional glazes, layering them to produce lava-like textures and depth. Book release parties will be held at Heath SF on Sept. 27, and Heath LA on Sept. 28.

(Image of Silverman’s Boolean Valley)

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

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There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.

 

Oh yes, the planet is sublime!

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I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
cups,
rings,
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
also
the
infinite-
ly
small–
thimbles,
spurs,
plates,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)

 

 

Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.

 

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