“Jugs, Pitchers, Bottles, and Crocks, Household Linens and Yardage in Stock” is a sculptural installation I produced for The Mattress Factory exhibition “Inner and Outer Space.” For this project, I worked with local Pittsburgh potter Bernard Jakub to make a series of over one hundred stoneware objects decorated with cobalt blue slip imagery. In the spirit of early American ceramics that commemorate important dates, battles, political figures, or popular slogans, I thought of these objects as containers of anxiety, adorning them with contemporary equivalents such as “homeland security,” “chemical warfare,” “when you see something say something,” and many more. These are housed along with printed linens in a large cabinet that recalls a portable dollhouse interior that opens outward, offering up its contents.” more

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