Sick Kitty Ceramics is the creepy (and often cute!) ceramic stylings of non-binary transgender artist Ollie Schminkey. They believe that ceramic art has the power to to be radical, transformative, and deeply personal.
As a transgender artist, they make functional work which challenges the user to come to terms with the body. In particular, they want to force the user to confront their own body, the artist’s body, and the assumptions they’ve made about both of them. What happens when you drink from a cup with teeth along the rim? You become a mouth drinking from a mouth. What happens when you drink from a cup where the handle is made out of clay pressed from molds of the artist’s own fingers? You become someone holding hands with a trans person while you drink your morning coffee. This work seeks to make moments of intentional discomfort and accidental intimacy.
Most of all, though, they want you to surround yourself with objects that you love, that were created with love– and to remind you that the best things are weird things.