“Narratives in Clay” is on view at V. Breier in San Francisco, California through October 29. The group exhibition features work by 14 ceramics artists.
Alameda, California artist Katina Huston says “Little Red Armada” is a series of small, lumpy boats formed from Navajo Wheel clay based on World War I battleships, the English Dreadnought in particular. The complexity of the original forms and the miniature scaly together magnify a beautiful clumsiness of hand. This parallels the familiar hand-wrought quality of these early iron ships. I capture the character of the boats as seen at a distance or at a glance using a process of repetition and miniaturization which accentuates the imperfect, human and non-mechanical traits of hand.”