Jonathan Mess

Maine Environmental Artist Jonathan Mess at The Good Supply 

Landfill No. 9: Northeastern Cross Section

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They are fascinating and powerful objects.” - Daniel Kany, Portland Press Herald\/Maine Sunday Telegram\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWe are honored to work with both Jonathan and his wife Kate Mess, award-winning enamelist and jewelry artist. Their studio endeavors have been closely linked since they met in graduate school in 2006. Renowned in their respective disciplines for innovation in pushing material boundaries, both Kate and Jonathan credit Maine’s rugged coastline and nature as their primary inspiration. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA recent Good Supply art exhibition entitled Symbiosis explored the similarities and differences in Jonathan and Kate’s work. The way their practices intertwine opens a dialogue regarding the benefit of cross-medium influence and experimentation. The couple work out of studio spaces in their home, a renovated gambrel barn in Jefferson, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Midden No.14

$800.00
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It will never fade.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThis work of art is created by ceramic artist Jonathan Mess, an avid fisherman who spends as much time as possible on the  water, whether on the nearby Damariscotta Lake or the rocky coast of the Pemaquid peninsula.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe archaeological influence is just one of the many namesake features that make this a special work of art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has long given up buying new material to create his ceramic art, choosing instead to recycle discarded clays and glazes, of which there are endless quantities. 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It means a lot to me that my friends and teaching colleagues and kids at the school where I work have the chance to see my work, whereas if I have a show in Boston, no one in my hometown sees it. The local connection and sense of community is a really important part of art-making for me.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the critics: “Mess is in a class by himself as a Maine contemporary artist. His ceramic sculptures are built up like sediments, and take on geological logic through their construction and firing processes. The slips, glazes and clays shift, expand and shrink at varying rates in a way that mirrors geological activity on a macro level. What we see are cross-sections of layers of dynamic color and form with organic activity defining them. They are fascinating and powerful objects.” - Daniel Kany, Portland Press Herald\/Maine Sunday Telegram\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe are honored to work with both Jonathan and his wife \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thegoodsupply.org\/collections\/kate-mess\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Kate Mess Midcoast Maine Enamel Artist\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eKate Mess\u003c\/a\u003e, award-winning enamelist and jewelry artist. Their studio endeavors have been closely linked since they met in graduate school in 2006. 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Waterstruck Slab No.3

$800.00
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It means a lot to me that my friends and teaching colleagues and kids at the school where I work have the chance to see my work, whereas if I have a show in Boston, no one in my hometown sees it. The local connection and sense of community is a really important part of art-making for me.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the critics: “Mess is in a class by himself as a Maine contemporary artist. His ceramic sculptures are built up like sediments, and take on geological logic through their construction and firing processes. The slips, glazes and clays shift, expand and shrink at varying rates in a way that mirrors geological activity on a macro level. What we see are cross-sections of layers of dynamic color and form with organic activity defining them. 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Landfill No. 16: Northern Cross Section

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