Visitors to often enjoy getting their hands on the deliciously-shaped ceramic pieces of Arizona-based artist, Eric Boos. Eric's ceramics are inspired by the art of eating and his creations are envisioned as close companions to food as you would have guessed from the name he has given to this series of works: 'Almost Edible'. His strong colors evoke maybe a cool 1960's sort of vibe.
This range of work is the cover story for the latest edition of the prestigious American Craft magazine. You can read the whole article here. We have 6 of Eric's 'Almost Edible' series in the Gallery and they reflect both his origins on the West Coast as well as time spent travelling and working in Guadalajara, Mexico and the Virgin Islands.
The pieces are intended as both exquisite ways to present food and as design objects in their own right. "It's really all the same batch of ideas I've been caught up in forever", says Boos. You can also visit Eric's Artist page at the Tappan Z Gallery to view other examples of his work.
We'll be making a special feature of Eric's work in our window this week if you're out walking. And we also have two new works by Rhode Island ceramic artist Betsy Cameron Fine in the gallery.