Bari Ziperstein turns propaganda into ceramic art
Los Angeles-based artist Bari Ziperstein creates pots that are politically provocative. They may use historic Russian propaganda images, or comment on America's current political turmoil. Bari's over here to judge the 2018 Portage Ceramics Awards. The winner of this snapshot of New Zealand's contemporary ceramics scene will be announced later this week. Bari herself has also produced large scale public artworks, as well as a line of functional ceramics. But her heart lies in creating works that challenge peoples' views on issues like politics and consumerism. Lynn Freeman asked her why she loves working in clay. The finalists of the 2018 Portage Ceramic Awards are on show at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery in Auckland.