In our fast-paced technological world, taking the time to slow down can be underrated if not forgotten entirely. Does it really improve our lives to be so well connected to each other through technology or have we lost something much more integral to our sense of humanity? Perhaps we have lost deep-routed, meaningful connections with each other and with the earth. A quick glance will not reveal what these pots present. Only under close, careful observation can the viewer separate the micro from the macro and appreciate them in unison.
Artist Ryan Rakhshan started working with clay in 2004. He received his BA in art history and philosophy from Hood College in 2011. He is currently apprenticing under Joyce Michaud, Associate Professor of Art, Director of the MFA and Graduate Certificate in Ceramic Arts at Hood College. He is currently a ceramics instructor and technician at VisArts and at the Little Pottery Shop, Center for Clay Art and Design in Frederick, Maryland.