Despite the radical openness and pluralism
that characterize contemporary artistic
practice, the phrase "ceramic sculpture" can
still be interpreted as an oxymoron. There
are exceptions, of course, such as Turner
Prize nominee Rebecca Warren's evocative
figures and Ken Price's colorful abstractions.
But because clay is so closely associated
with functional and decorative objects, and
its role in the sculptor's studio has traditionally
been as a means to an end--as
with cast bronzes--its status as a fine art
medium has been marginal at best.
...see the entire article in the print version of March's Sculpture magazine.