logo
facebook
Successful Purchase

We will receive your information via PayPal and will contact you in regards to scheduling. Please give us a call at 619 567 6964 if you have any questions. If you do not hear from us via email within 48 hours, please call.

Winning competitions and having museums and galleries show my art are big incentives to keep creating, but that is only a part of what keeps me going. The fact is I create better work when I am grappling with multiple pieces at the same time.

Arts & Crafts Statement by Douglas Kenney

The difference between art and craft is that art usually does not have a real function in people's lives other than it aesthetic beauty. Craft, on the other hand, has some function in a household. Functional pottery, tile, a vase all have uses. A painting or sculpture works on its aesthetics. Paintings and figurative work have traditionally been thought of as fine art. Also, if it hangs on a wall it can be referred to as art similar to a painting or drawing.

In my work, coming from western art training, I decided to use the wall as a place to display a lot of my work. In western architecture there is a vast quanity of open wall space in homes. From a marketing perspective, as an artist, I decided to compete with painting for this open wall space. Ceramic vessel and object makers always need a shelf or pedestal to display their work. Since the walls are so large, I make large pieces to fill this empty space.

Read More: Arts & Crafts Statement by Douglas Kenney