Ben McManus, 2020
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I am Ben McManus. As a fledgling ceramicist I was fond of throwing whatever at the wall to see what stuck. What worked best for me was taking pieces of ruined or abandoned pieces and adding my own flair. My inspiration came from anywhere, from my childhood out west, to the movies I watched. Mooncup, while unfinished, is my favorite piece, and it stands as a great way to look into my workflow. When I found the original cup it was ruined by over-glazing, I found though that I could make little “moon” craters on the cup. Eventually the piece will be put back together with metallic grout, but for now I shall have to wait.
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