Joshua R. Clark builds his ceramic work piece by piece from an assortment of ordinary objects culled from his daily experiences. When the objects are brought together into a work, they take on the quality of an architectural model, or a still life setup. In this regard the pieces fit together, grouped and stacked up into a single form. They are, as a whole, substantial, purposeful and deliberate.
Clark encourages our engagement with his enticing persuasion combined with an aesthetic appeal. We want to look at this work. The allure is glossy and syrupy. We savor what we see. If we were to taste it, it would taste like a sweet confection, only a few days old. We also want to know how it was made, as though it is too real to be believed.