Canadian born, Jean-Pierre Larocque was
educated at Alfred University, one of the most prestigious of institutions for
learning the art of ceramics. He
has taught at Emily Carr in Vancouver, BC, the U of Georgia, the U of Michigan,
Cal State and Alfred.
His horse structures have
been described as ‘craggy.’ “My work is preoccupied with language,
this ordering device, outside of which no meaning is attainable. It is about assessing dosages of order
and wondering what it stands for.
I try to get as close as possible to the semantic fiction that a piece
made itself while I looked the other way.
By choice, a piece is resolved as it reaches a feeling of
open-endedness, as if stopped in its tracks, Pompeii-like, still on its way to
a different appearance, unsure whether it is emerging or dissolving.”