Ross Emerson (GB) presents ceramics in which he refers to the past culture periods. Humorously processed Emerson elements from the gothic, baroque, rococo, neo-classicism and art deco to bizar ‘memorials’. Thanks to the basic colours and the classic dial the first impression is of a decent clock that would fit on any chimney or dresser. The multicolored, ceramic clocks come to life because homey scenes are added with both literally and figuratively a twisted perspective. Music instruments, chess boards, birds and animals, a colourful combination is done with a lot of humor. With his parodies of different art movements and comment on other artists, such as the black and white pattern of Escher, it recalls the inexorable passage of time.
The earthenware is fired around the 1150 °C making a stoneware character. The work shows the public the versatility of ceramics as an art form and shows the British culture with lots of self-mockery.