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Funk and Postmodernism (Clay Dynasty)

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By the 1970s, a new direction driven by a desire for free artistic expression emerged in Adelaide, South Australia, influenced by the absurd and provocative Funk ceramics from the West Coast of the United States. Australian Funk ceramicists created a striking range of sculptural ceramics which explored mythical, fantastic, political and social themes.


In the 1980s, Postmodernism brought complete freedom to ceramics, enabling new forms of expression. …