Milton, West Virginia-based artist Eric Pardue creates unique art pieces combining ceramics with vintage imagery, which resemble collage art. His fascinating vessels are made of earthenware with glaze and decals.
In my current ceramic work, I am combining layers of underglaze, slips, glazes and decals of images that I come into contact with during my daily activities into a narrative. These narratives may refer to a specific current situation, past experience, a specific song lyric, or passages from books. Although the references I make are personal and come from my experiences, I do intend for the viewer to build on my intentions with their own ideas and to develop their own story as they interact with the piece.Eric Pardue