Slip cast Jingdezhen Porcelain with glaze
approx 5″ x 4″
Caponi, a Michigan native, was born in Rochester, and received his BFA in Sculpture from Grand Valley State University in 2007, and went on to earn his MFA in Ceramics from The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2013.
After graduate school, Brian traveled to South Korea, China, and India for various residencies, teaching appointments, and symposiums. His work has been shown throughout the states and internationally, most recently at the Slovenia Museum of Art. He is Chair of the Ceramics Department at the Royal Oak Campus of Oakland Community College, and has studios in Pontiac, Michigan and Jingdezhen, China.
Caponi’s Confetti Mug Series utilizes abstracted architectural and material surfaces from old photographs as ceramic decal confetti. In this way, the mug carries specific times and places of the past, while gaining new meaning and stories as a functional object in the present.