My new ceramic show demonstrates how functional ceramics bring some bling to your dinning experience.

Challenging our assumptions about representation by playfully blurring the boundaries between western ideas about ‘high’ art and traditional categorization of ‘African Art’. Your Spring will be sprung with these brilliant funky functional ceramic wares inspired by African textiles and Rococo ornamentation.

FUNK {SHON} a playful pun on the word function, is the first show of only utilitarian ceramics I have created. I believes tha a healthy portion of art should be included in all of our daily diets. What better way to provide that than on a beautifully decorated plate or cup or bowl?

My new functional ceramic work is a combination of 17th century ceramic decorative art forms and African textiles. Inspiration came from Chris Ofili and Yinka Shonibare, British artists of African decent, whose works open up debate about the social, cultural and political issues that shape our histories and construct our identity.

The show will be held at RUBYS CLAY STUDIO in the heart of the Castro, 552 A Noe Street, San Francisco, 94114. Phone 415 437 1642.

The FUNK {SHON} exhibition will run from WEDNESDAY MARCH 31ST to WEDNESDAY APRIL 14TH with a closing reception on SATURDAY APRIL 10TH 2010 FROM 5-8PM.