Alex Reed’s Home Work 2016
Home Work, a commissioned essay for potter and designer, Alex Reed (2016).
The first essay of many to explore a self-defined concept of ‘small-scaled domestic utopias.’ I walked around the term as it manifested in potter, Alex Reed’s, playful, masterfully-made, and functionally-ambiguous exhibition in his live-work walk-up. Afterwards, we worked together to create an informal show catalog, including photographs and my essay, to be used as document, introduction, and contextualizer for Alex’s current and future audience and collectors.
“Erik writes with a remarkable ability to communicate complex, nuanced ideas to the layperson and connoisseur alike. The breadth and depth of his engagement across food, design, and art informs his writing, and if you are smart enough to hire him, your work too. His essay continues to provide texture and context for my work. I treasure his words and outlook.”
— Alex Reed, Potter