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Compass T he A r t s KIL(N)IN’ ME 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. 22