About

I make objects that I hope are attractive and interesting to look at.  People often ask “What is it?” or “What is it for?”  I usually reply that it’s just there to sit there and look pretty. That is the function of much of my work.  Of course I make some functional pieces, but they also need to look nice.  I am influenced by abstract expressionist painting and sculpture.  I aim to blend color, form and surface into an interesting mixture.  I try to create paintings in 3 dimensions.   With ceramics, at least I have the advantage of an extra dimension.  I also have the advantage of touch.   I  try to add an interesting and strange surface to some of my objects.  Does some of my work have a message?  Not really.  If it does I try not to make it obvious.  I think a mystery is more interesting to look at.

 

Mark Piercy

– mpiercy at stanford dot edu