Extrusion 2 2019

Currently exhibited as part of the Taiwan Ceramic Biennale 2020 .
‘Some things are so potent that when you see them for the first time it feels like something you already know, you already agree with them. They are so familiar that they fit right into the space in your mind that they always had and you realize you’re not discovering a new idea but rediscovering a part of your memory. The praxis of my discipline has always been to create an epistemological awareness within myself. To establish a profound understanding of what I am doing by first taking action, reflecting and re-reflecting upon the action then repeating this sequence until the idea is understood. The nuanced subtly of optimized simplicity and materiality leads to a contemplative understanding, acceptance and precognitive agreement with the finished works. Working in clay I am looking for things that are already in my mind, things that I need to remove the dust from, outcomes that I recognize, outcomes that I remember’.

Axiomilia 2 2020

Exhibited in the ‘Substation’ as part of Singapore Art week 2021 .
‘Some things are so potent that when you see them for the first time it feels like something you already know, you already agree with them. They are so familiar that they fit right into the space in your mind that they always had and you realize you’re not discovering a new idea but rediscovering a part of your memory. The praxis of my discipline has always been to create an epistemological awareness within myself. To establish a profound understanding of what I am doing by first taking action, reflecting and re-reflecting upon the action then repeating this sequence until the idea is understood. The nuanced subtly of optimized simplicity and materiality leads to a contemplative understanding, acceptance and precognitive agreement with the finished works. Working in clay I am looking for things that are already in my mind, things that I need to remove the dust from, outcomes that I recognize, outcomes that I remember’.

Cracked Earth Coriolis 2019

Was exhibited as part of the Korean Ceramic Biennale 2019 .
‘Some things are so potent that when you see them for the first time it feels like something you already know, you already agree with them. They are so familiar that they fit right into the space in your mind that they always had and you realize you’re not discovering a new idea but rediscovering a part of your memory. The praxis of my discipline has always been to create an epistemological awareness within myself. To establish a profound understanding of what I am doing by first taking action, reflecting and re-reflecting upon the action then repeating this sequence until the idea is understood. The nuanced subtly of optimized simplicity and materiality leads to a contemplative understanding, acceptance and precognitive agreement with the finished works. Working in clay I am looking for things that are already in my mind, things that I need to remove the dust from, outcomes that I recognize, outcomes that I remember’.

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Michael Rice

Ireland

http://mceramics.com/

Michael Rice is an Irish Artist, Designer, Maker and Educator who specializes in ceramics: his work is concerned with surface, texture, natural geometry, gestalt principals and archetypal forms.

His work is exhibited internationally and has undertaken artist residencies in the UK, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, UAE and Indonesia.

Michael is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics and the IAC UNESCO representative for the UAE. In 2016 he exhibited as a finalist in the Taiwan Ceramic Biennale at the Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taipei and was the runner-up in the Van Cleef & Arpels Middle East Emergent Designer Prize in Dubai. He was a finalist in the Korean Ceramic Biennale 2019 and has again been selected as a finalist for the Taiwan Ceramic Biennale in 2020, he is also a finalist in the KOGEI Award in Toyama in Japan in 2021.

Michael is the Chair of the Visual Communication Department and an Associate Professor of Studio Art in the American University in Dubai.

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