Three years ago a series of happy coincidences revived an interest in ceramics, dormant since my days at the University of Wisconsin. Today my medium is high-fired stoneware. My pallet the sandy browns and bright floral primaries of springtime in the Nevada desert. The form of my vessels is a product of chance and the artist’s whim. Their function is up to the user. As I stumble in the hazy territory between craft and fine art, I am guided by the simple desire to make everyday objects a pleasure to have around.
Mark Martinsek can be reached in his studio in Las Vegas at (702) 258-8827.