Contemporary ceramic art: No. vase with cracked Shino glaze, Dora Good’s hand-thrown stoneware vase, a textured glaze cereal bowl by Akiko Hirai and a terracotta tea bowl, jug and ceremonial vessel from Alana Wilson. Photography by Brooke Holm, styling by Victoria Petro Conroy. / NY Times
An artist has to be the perfect contradiction at all times. You have to be just insane enough to want to do something that is so punishing and so difficult. But at the same time it takes a very sane person to execute it all.