the art of ten four technology – journeyman artist.
is one of the on-going themes in the work of Ken Ford, Australian Artist. The concept came from investigations into packaging for commercial products. The importance of packaging for Ford has at times become the art form.
article by Debbie Kruger in 1995
After some 20 years of steadfast ceramics work, Ken Ford’s artistry has evolved to a point where it is actually closing in on itself. If this statement seems obscure, so too are his latest series of sculptural pieces, which are literally obscured from the viewer by packaging, which in itself is part of the artistic process. Packaged Clay is the latest development in a career which has seen this largely undocumented but constantly active ceramic artist make innovation the essence of his practice…