emerging artist: Caleb Zouhary

inspiration for my work comes from food presentation.  People go to great lengths to present their
meals in an eloquent manner, and my work serves to aid in their presentation
through the form, function, and surface treatment of my wares. I reference specific
foods when creating my functional vessels, and I work to create a form that
will compliment that meal to its fullest potential.  My ceramic vessels are based on traditional
forms, but as the designer, I am able to alter them in ways I think will enhance
their functionality.  I further the idea
of presentation in my work by finishing the pieces with colors and patterns
that will compliment the food being served with them.”