Garth Clark: The Necessary IrritantCost: Free. Garth Clark is considered one of the leading experts on modern and contemporary ceramics. Originally from South Africa, he is an art critic, historian, gallerist, art dealer, and curator. Clark has authored, edited, and contributed to over 90 books on ceramic art as well as hundreds of essays and reviews. His key publications include The Potter's Art: A Complete History of Pottery in Britain, Shards: Garth Clark on Ceramics and Art, and Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics. His most recent text, Mind Mud: Ai Weiwei's Conceptual Ceramics, is due out in 2019. From 1981-2008, he owned and operated the Garth Clark Gallery in New York and Los Angeles with partner Mark del Vecchio. Clark is the founder and editor-in-chief of Cfile.org, an online, global community of resources in ceramic arts, and Cfile.daily, a news and review journal for contemporary and avant-garde ceramics.
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