War on Pottery

November 16 – December 18, 2010

Rex Irwin - Art Dealer, Downstairs, 40 Queen Street, Woollahra, NSW 2025

War on Pottery is a selection of works from Stephen Bird’s Industrial Sabotage series of ceramics, which re-interpret the tradition of mass produced ornamental ceramics made in Stoke on Trent in the 18th and 19th centuries. He uses humor propaganda, trompe l’oeil and meaningless violence to re-tell archetypal myths and comment on complex collective issues including politics, cultural imperialism and the global power struggle...


War on pottery 2010, clay, pigment and glaze, 32 x 26 x 19cm