Marc Courtemanche

I create objects that are visually mistaken for the “real”, but closer inspection reveals them to be made of a foreign material. I do not intend to trick the eye but to draw attention to how such ubiquitous household objects are made. A ceramic chair highlights how chairs are made and how they are used. This is a philosophical gesture, which leads one to question both what it is and what the divisions are between “real” things and representations, between art, craft and manufactured things. In addition, I am applying wood working methods to clay, to expand the range of ceramic techniques.

Real or Non-real