"Following in the lineage of “fine china” I produce objects for domestic service, adding my own sense of affect and defect. The work’s primary use is that of a utilitarian object, and all the pieces perform as they should – cups hold fluids, vases present flowers without leaking, etc.. I have been using porcelain for about 20 years now, and am drawn to its physical qualities (strength, fragility, color, translucence) as well as the implicit class association, cultural significance, and assumption of purity and worth."
BRYAN HOPKINS earned an MFA in Ceramics from the State University of New York at New Paltz. He has been a studio potter working in porcelain since 1990 and currently lives in Buffalo, New York. He teaches at Niagara County Community College, has curated ceramics exhibitions both nationally and locally, and has exhibited in group and solo shows nationally. His work has been published in Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics: Art and Perception, Studio Potter, 500 Vases, and Best of 500 Ceramics. Hopkins is a founding member of the online ceramics group Objective Clay. He is also a New York Foundation on the Arts Fellow in Craft.