RODNEY CHANG'S CERAMICS - THE DIFFERENCE

 

FROM THE ARTIST'S JOURNAL, 1984

 

 

                                   RODNEY CHANG'S                                                            CONVENTIONAL

 

 

Type Clay                White-more Modelling Clay                                               Red - wheel, pottery, mold

 

Modelling                 Mechanical, Natural tears and bends,                                   Wth hands, fingers, wheel

                                Slabs, string as cutting instrument

 

Shapes                Naturalistic, Abstract, Expressionistic,                                     Pottery, commercial forms

                             Energetic

 

Color                   Painterly, Metallic, Black & White, Opal                              Decorative, Earthy (pottery)

 

Function                   Sculptural, pedestal presentation                                 Utilitarian, cute/sentimental,popular

 

Production                 Hand built-one of a kind                                              Wheel, mold production, multiples

 

Price                             Fine Arts                                                                       Craft pricing

 

Presentaton            Pedestal, Glass or Plexiglass case                                        Store shelves

 

Subject                Personal expression, technique discovery,                            Popular subject matter, religious,

                           whimsical style; emphasis on texture                                       sentimental,   childish, decorative

                           and color

 

Authorship           Signed, copyrighted                                                                Factory seal, anonymous