Tim Mather

Associate Professor of Ceramics

  • tmather@indiana.edu

Biography

My current work is made using ceramic casts of found objects. I am using such things as plastic packaging, plumbing fixtures, toys, plastic bottles, watering cans, machine parts, hardware items, sticks, and a general array of flotsam and jetsam—the list becomes longer all the time. I construct objects using these castings by creating improbable juxtapositions of these found forms. I am seeking to stretch the imagination and to provoke a reconsideration of the extended possibilities of meaning and metaphor in the “stuff” that surrounds us on a daily basis.