KIP O’KRONGLY
Whiskey Flight Tasting Set

$650.00

Whiskey Flight Tasting Set, flask and set of 4 cups
Earthenware with slips, underglaze, and terra sigillata
Flask: 8.75 x 5.75 x 3 in. Cup: 3 x 3 x 3.5
Item #338-29

1 in stock

SKU: 338-29 Categories: , Tags: ,

Description

This Whiskey Flight Tasting Set comes with 4 chick cups.

Artist Info

Kip O’Krongly – Northfield, MN
Kip O’Krongly is a functional ceramic artist working with highly decorated earthenware. Her childhood in Alaska has greatly influenced her current interest in exploring issues of agriculture, energy and transportation through daily use ceramics.

She worked at the Northern Clay Center from 2009 – 2010 as the Fogelberg Resident, the material technician, and the 2011 – 2012 Anonymous Potter Resident Artist. She exhibits work in galleries across the country and was featured in the 2014 Expo at Northern Clay Center. Kip was awarded Best In Show at the 2011 Strictly Functional exhibition, was the cover artist in the May/June 2012 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated, and is featured in the upcoming 500 Prints on Clay Lark Book. Kip was recently awarded a McKnight Foundation Artist Grant.

I draw on the broad use of functional ceramics to spark conversation and encourage thoughtful awareness of the objects and issues we encounter in everyday life. With low fire clay, slips, stencils and scraffito decoration as my visual framework, I explore my interest in the intertwining and complicated connections between food production, transportation and energy use. Through the meditative process of constructing pots by hand I find a restful place to consider what I illustrate, how I group imagery and what those combinations come together to express. These intertwining issues imprinted into malleable clay are morphed by heat into moments documented in usable stone – permanent visual records of our influence on and our connection to our environment.

My work in ceramics flows from a rich history of communicating social issues via the ceramic object. From the widely studied black and red vessels of Ancient Greece, to the contemporary Yixing teapots created by Richard Notkin, clay has long been used to relate to and comment on the modern-day political climate. Quite often, however, this work resides distinctly outside of the everyday, removed from contemplative moments while we sip our coffee or share a meal. I design my work, on the other hand, to reside squarely in this realm of daily existence, bringing subtle awareness to our often mundane and routine rituals.

The work of imbuing ceramic objects with a political message in a palatable format remains an intriguing and challenging aspect of my studio practice. Sarah Archer states in “Kitchen Table Politics,” “People buy things for their homes that communicate to visitors and reinforce a self image they hold or want to hold. An object…will be used, admired and shared with guests to spark conversation.” Through the general comfort with and widespread understanding of the essence of hand formed pottery, I find an unassuming vehicle to present larger, sometimes unpleasant issues. And with a careful partnering of contemporary imagery with warm, inviting form this work serves as a reminder to slow down, reflect on and consider the interwoven nature of our lifestyle choices and the broader world around us.