See Joe's new work currently in the gallery.
Joseph Pintz’s functional and sculptural ceramic work explores the role that domestic objects play in fulfilling our physical and emotional needs. Inspired by his Midwestern roots, His minimal forms reference traditional pottery and implements associated with the hand. He describes his forms as both “minimal” and “mundane,” but within their stoic forms are layers of depth—from the rough earthenware clay to fragmented slips and an ever-evolving palette of monochrome translucent glazes. He writes, “On a formal level, they deal with issues of mass, line, and volume; while on a utilitarian level, they serve food—an act that requires physical participation. The rituals of eating and serving actively slow the viewer, allowing you to pay closer attention to the meal, the moment, and the company around the table.”