Portfolio > Ceramics

A potpourri, including some small hand-painted tiles, created on commercial tiles for a show curated by Tom Billings. Also included are some of my memory jugs, which include ceramic bits (some found on the Thames Foreshore in London, others in a river in Kyoto, in Turkey and Mexico), found objects and toys. I have included a modified porcelain Mao bust (as the sad clown that he was) as well as my painted Neolithic Pot from China in admiration of Ai Wei Wei's Coca-cola painted Neolithic pots.

Michael Thompson Chicago artist, memory jug, mosaic
porcelain, glass, wood
18" x 10 x 10"
2021
Michael thompson Chicago artist, memory jug, mosaic
porcelain
10" dia
2021
Michael Thompson Chicago artist, memory jug, mosaic
porcelain
10" dia
2021
Michael Thompson Chicago Artist, memory jug, collage, found object art
Ceramic
6" x 14"
2021
Michael Thompson Chicago Artist, memory jug, collage artist
Ceramic
10" x 6" x 6"
2021
Michael Thompson Chicago Artist, memory jug, found object collage
Ceramic
10" x 6" x 6"
2021
Michael Thompson Chicago artist, memory jug, mosaic, collage artist
Ceramic
10" x 6" x 6"
2021
Michael Thompson Chicago artist, memory jug
porcelain
24" x 8" x 8"
2021
 Michael Thompson Chicago artist, assemblage, collage, found object sculpture, memory jug
Found objects, stoneware jug
8" x 6" x 6"
2018
Memory Jug, folk art, assemblage, Michael Thompson Chicago artist
Mixed
10" x 8"
2021
Michael Thompson Chicago Artist, Memory Jug, mosaic, found object sculpture,  michaelthompsonart.com
Stoneware jug, ceramic shards, found objects
11" x 16"
2018
Michael Thompson Chicago Artist, Memory Jug, mosaic, found object sculpture,  michaelthompsonart.com
Stoneware jug, ceramic shards, found objects
8" x 6" x 6"
2018
Michael Thompson Chicago Artist, Memory Jug, mosaic, found object sculpture,  michaelthompsonart.com
Stoneware jug, ceramic shards, found objects
8" x 6" x 6"
2018
Michael Thompson Chicago Artist, Memory Jug, mosaic, found object sculpture,  michaelthompsonart.com
Stoneware jug, ceramic shards, found objects
8" x 6" x 6"
2018
Michael Thompson Chicago Artist, Memory Jug, mosaic, found object sculpture,  michaelthompsonart.com
Stoneware jug, ceramic shards, found objects
8' x 6" x 6"
2018
Michael Thompson Chicago Artist, Memory Jug, mosaic, found object sculpture,  michaelthompsonart.com
Stoneware jug, ceramic shards, found objects
10" x 12" x 12"
2018
Michael Thompson Chicago Artist, Memory Jug, mosaic, found object sculpture,  michaelthompsonart.com
Stoneware jug, ceramic shards, found objects
10' x 12' x 12'
2018
Michael Thompson Chicago Artist, Memory Jug, mosaic, found object sculpture,  michaelthompsonart.com
Stoneware jug, ceramic shards, found objects
18' X 9" x 9"
2018
Michael Thompson Chicago Artist, Memory Jug, mosaic, found object sculpture,  michaelthompsonart.com
Stoneware jug, ceramic shards, found objects
10' x 12' x 12'
2018
Michael Thompson Chicago artist, memory jug, mosaic, collage, porcelain
Stoneware jug, ceramic shards, found objects
7" x 10" x 10"
2018
Michael Thompson Chicago artist, memory jug, mosaic, collage, porcelain
Stoneware jug, ceramic shards, found objects
7" x 10" x 10"
2018
Michael Thompson Chicago artist, memory jug, mosaic, collage, porcelain
Stoneware jug, ceramic shards, found objects
7" x 10" x 10"
2018
Michael Thompson Chicago artist, memory jug, mosaic, combed slipware, Mudlarking,Thames River
Found ceramic pieces on the Thames River, Ceramic pitcher
7" x 6"
2016
michael Thompson Chicago artist, memory jug, mosaic, combed slipware, Mudlarking,Thames River
Found ceramic objects, stoneware
8" x 4" x 4"
2016
Michael Thompson Chicago artist, Memory Jug, mosaic, collage, porcelain,
Found objects
24" x 16"
2016
michael Thompson Chicago artist, memory jug, mosaic, metal animals
Found objects, glass decanter
12" x 5" dia
2016
Michael Thompson Chicago artist, memory jug, mosaic, combed slipware, Mudlarking,Thames River
Found Objects, jug
12' X 6" dia.
2014
Michael Thompson Chicago artist, memory jug, mosaic, combed slipware, Mudlarking,Thames River
Found objects jug
12" x 8" dia.
2014
michael Thompson Chicago artist, memory jug, mosaic, combed slipware, Mudlarking,Thames River
Found ceramic pieces on the Thames River, Ceramic pitcher
11" x 8" dia
2014
michael Thompson Chicago artist, memory jug, mosaic, combed slipware, Mudlarking,Thames River
Found objects jug
11" x 8" dia
2014
michael Thompson Chicago artist, memory jug, mosaic, combed slipware, Mudlarking,Thames River
Found Objects, jug
11" x 8" dia
2014
michael Thompson Chicago artist, memory jug, mosaic, combed slipware, Mudlarking,Thames River
Found objects, jug
11" x 8" dia
2013
Michael Thompson Chicago Artist, Memory Jug, mosaic, found object sculpture,  michaelthompsonart.com
Stoneware jug, ceramic shards, found objectsa
3" x 3"
2018
Michael Thompson Chicago artist, memory jug, assemblage, collage, found object sculpture, stoneware, memory jug
Found objects, stoneware jug
7" x 8" (dia)
2020
Chinese propaganda, Chinese Travel Poster, Michael Thompson Chicago Artist, Ironic Art, Political Art
Ink-jet
24" x 18"
2016
Michael Thompson Chicago artist, Ai Wei Wei, neolithic pot, ai wei wei homage, painted neolithic vase, hammer and sickle, michael thompson Chicago artist,
Neolithic vase, gouache
18" x 12"
2014
Mao sculpture, michael thompson chicago artist, altered Mao, Ironic Art, Political Art.
Ceramic, paint, rubber ball (nose)
12" x !0" x 8"
2016
trivet, ceramic tile, art ceramics
ceramic tile
4' x 4'
2013
2013
mosaic birdbath, DIY Birdbath, birdbath, mosaic
Ceramic
2" dia.
2018
Michael Thompson Chicago artist, Birdbath, Bird bath, mosaic birdbath
Cement, found ceramics
4' x 18" dia.
2018