Politics, Porcelain and Revolution with Michelle Erickson
In this special evening program, artist Michelle Erickson will discuss her practice as a studio potter whose art is distinguished throughout the fields of contemporary art, historical archaeology and studio ceramics by its strong commentary, historical depth and technological virtuosity. Michelle Erickson gives dynamic relevance to the legacy of ceramics as a form of social expression.
Historically, ceramics have been used to advocate for political change, social justice, and to document epic events in the human experience. A focus of her talk will be the Bonnin and Morris pickle stand on loan from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, on display at the Museum of the American Revolution through December 2018.