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Compass T he A r t s
SOFTLY Practicing a primeval artform carefully refined
over millennia, Miami-based Ceramicist
James Herring’s work bridges a widening gap
between our past and present.
T E X T BY RYA N JA R R E LL
Tastefully towing the line between stark utilitarianism
and extravagant aesthetics, the work of master
Ceramicist James Herring speaks of a time when
craftsmanship was more than the waning weekend
interest of select hobbyists, when the most banal of
everyday objects were imbued with a life unimaginable
to our overly-commodified cookie-cutter culture. A
student of the antiquated Eastern philosophy of Mingei,
he is also an integral member of the Ceramic League Of
Miami, where can you find him when he’s not masterfully
crafting handiworks or educating others in our
community on how to do the same. The newly opened
Frost Science Museum is where Herring currently applies
his sagacity as an exhibition designer, and it’s well worth
a visit; RedHerringPottery.com.