Malcolm Smith

Associate Professor of Ceramics



In my studio, I am involved in the manipulation of wheel thrown and hand built elements. I strive for a combination of traditional ceramic vessel forms quoted from the clay histories of a variety of cultures. My work also includes quotes from the formal world of the two-dimensional art, aspects of graffiti art, modern and post modern ideologies of art making coupled with an exploration in what line and form mean to each other by “drawing” in space with pots. This is fleshed out by my interest in jazz internalization, the urban subcultures of hip hop’s expressiveness and an awareness of my multi-ethnicity within world art. With this variety of creative vernacular I wish to create the polylingual effect of a multidimensional hopscotch.