Stuart Asprey
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Adolphus Busch Beer Flight Set
(tray and 4 noniks)

English Porcelain with hand painted slip, electric kiln to cone 6, glaze

14" x 24" x 4"


My recent ceramic artwork spans a timeline where American prominence parallels American overindulgence: Prohibition. Starting with the early days of colonial innocence where people of the New World brought their excessive thirst for liquid ethanol from Europe, eventually allowing Americans to hit their alcoholic rock bottom in the 1830’s and continuing through the ratification of the 21st Amendment in 1933. The umbrella of Prohibition allows for a vast examination of social trends, political upheavals, national morality, demographic battles between “wets” and “drys”, numerous tales of overnight financial successes, the rise of crime lords, and a legislative landscape of corruption.