William Coggin

Overview

William Coggin is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. His work consists of ceramic objects, installations, and furniture. The Pseudopodia series consists of forms that are inspired by pseudopodia, the temporary arm-like structures that cells develop in order to feed and move. These lava glaze pieces move beyond traditional sources of inspiration from the natural world by representing phenomena that can only be observed with the aid of technology. This represents a unique moment in the contemporay period where science and technology comes to inform art and representation. 

 

On the other hand, much of his work seems to derive inspiration from Dedham Pottery's iconic cobalt cracked pieces. This diverse body of work is a testament to William's willingness and ability to explore the ceramic medium in the past and present context, unmoored from current trends or expectations. 

Works