Artwork in the Nancy Toomey Fine Art Beauty in Lockdown Catalogue
JUD BERGERON, My Pal Foot Foot, 2013
Slip Cast, Hand Glazed Ceramics, 12 x 6 x 6 Inches, Open Edition
San Francisco based Jud Bergeron has been making these works for 10 years in a variety of materials from cast bronze, cast resin with automotive paint, and now ceramics. This piece was originally part of an installation for a show whose theme was fatherhood. Foot Foot is a generic, abstracted representation of a baby. There is a Danish saying about having children, “one equals one, two equals a thousand,” and this saying was the basis for the original installation that was completed shortly after Bergeron’s second child was born… More »
Thoughts on Lockdown
I have decided to only make work with the materials I already have in my studio. It just so happens that I have buckets of ceramic slip, a bunch of slip molds that I’ve had for years, a large variety of glazes and a kiln. I have always been interested in ceramics but I’ve been too busy to pursue the craft and devote the necessary time required to explore the science of glazing and firing.
While I don’t feel like I am taking big risks or pushing myself to create a new body of work it has been a gift to explore and discover new techniques and fail with no repercussions.
Jud Bergeron’s “Process” TV Series
Jud Bergeron “Alchemy” Video by Eric Minh Swenson