Cryptic figures allure, unnerve and engage the viewer as they dance, embrace and gaze expressionless into the other's eyes. Chatterley's hand-built, ceramic creations appear to be our counterparts from another time…another world, but distinctly familiar. The Michigan native has received over twenty awards from both national and international exhibitions including the Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award in Auckland, New Zealand, the Taiwan Golden Ceramics Awards in Taipei and he was a participant in the JINRO International Ceramic Art (JICA) Workshop Invitational at the Hong-ik Ceramic Research Institute in Seoul, Korea.
"My work is about traveling in the dream world. The place that exists between wakefulness and sleep. Betwixt and Between. I am interested in conscious thoughts and the space between thoughts. My work allows me to get to these spots. I try to make the pieces that are timeless yet contemporary. As if the sculpture was dug up from a civilization yet to exist." - Mark Chatterley