Thursday, March 13, 2008

Tony Natsoulas

The next artist interview comes from the Sacramento area. Tony Natsoulas is a figurative ceramic artist who studied under Robert Arneson. He has been producing works for over twenty years, showing in galleries and museums all around the world. You can check out his blogs here and here.
Why clay?
A quick and direct way of expressing oneself.
Where do you like to work?
At my studio at home.
What get’s you in the mood?
Music, I need to have music on all the while I am working.
I love Metal and Funk, Fusion and Big Band.
Do you listen to music when you work?
Why yes, the faster the better.
What motivates your work?
My sense of trying to make things that will make people think, laugh and question.
Do you like to work alone or in public?
Who is your favorite artist and why?
Robert Arneson, because he was not afraid to experiment with technique and content.
What’s your favorite cuss word?
What is your favorite pleasure?
Laughing with my wife.
What would you say to someone just getting started in ceramics who asks you for advice?
Make small stuff, so you can ship it easily to Italy and New York for that big show.

Thanks Tony!

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