Wrestling with Clay

In this series of wheel-thrown pieces, the artist depicts portraits of a broad variety of professional wrestlers. The portraits are grouped on each vessel according to distinctive affiliations, achievements or familial bonds. Graphic surface elements are developed using hand-carved, digitally-rendered and media-blasted components.

David Trost is an artist/educator who has lived and worked in Chicago since 2001. During the past 16 years, he has taught at various colleges, private schools, art centers and after-school programs throughout the Chicagoland area. He is currently the Director of Ceramics at Lillstreet Art Center.