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ferguson raku monolithic & totemic sculpture at aag

updated thu 11 dec 03


Tony Ferguson on wed 10 dec 03

Greetings, =20

Ferguson Raku Monolithic & Totemic Sculpture at AAG now available.
You are invited to view my artwork at =

These works are a further development in form and surface from the La =
Piedra Comunica series due to the ARAC McKnight fellowship awarded to me =
for in 2002/2003. To read about the series, read below. There have =
also been some additions to the other galleries.

Other current works or projects in progress are: portable raku and cone =
10 gas kilns, variations on shino, oribe and tenmoku glazes, applying =
for the MFA, preparations for the TOM COLEMAN WORKSHOP October 9 - 10, =
2004 in Duluth, MN and other such irons in the fire.

Have a happy holiday and enjoy! =20

Thank you.

Tony Ferguson
On Lake Superior, where the sky meets the Lake

Custom & Manufactured Kiln Design
Stoneware, Porcelain, Raku and more
by Coleman, Ferguson, Winchester...
315 N. Lake Ave
Apt 312
Duluth, MN 55806

From an earlier exhibtion entitled:

"La Piedra Comunica" - The Stone Communicates
Exhibition at Washington Galleries, Duluth, MN

Feb 1st to Feb 27th, 2003

We have, from the beginning of time, used to stone for a myriad of =
purposes; namely, and most permanently, we have used stone as a =
communication device. Historians find fragments of artistry and =
civilization; in fact, it is through these art and utilitarian fragments =
that we learn about cultures and civilizations: this is, yet again, =
tell tale to the importance of the arts and a culture's responsibility =
to support its artists. Artists make permanent now future's history. =20


From the cairns and marker stones of United Kingdom, to the cuneiform of =
the early Mesopotamians, from the Polynesian heads of Eastern Island, to =
the ten commandments, stone--the earth--clay has been and will always be =
a communication device--even today we communicate with computers whose =
primary material, silica, allows us to communicate with language and =
images. From man to earth, and earth to man, the geologist learns of =
our history through stone; and in turn, we learn of our selves from =
these records.


Even after I am gone, some place, some home or land fill, fragments of =
my work and their imprints will become buried in the earth. Some will =
be found and interpreted and others will become earth again--yet they =
will tell a story about artistry and the attempt to communicate =
something about human kind and its condition in the 21st century.