Dave Zackin, a Brooklyn-based pottery artist, has found his artistic calling in an unconventional place—discarded pots. Operating from a community ceramic studio in New York, Zackin’s passion lies in turning half-finished and abandoned pottery pieces into functional works of art. Over time, this endeavor has evolved into a personal challenge, inspiring him to create numerous remarkable pieces.
What sets Zackin’s work apart is his talent for infusing these neglected pots with whimsical faces. Despite not being a natural at drawing from life, he discovered a unique knack for adding eyes and noses, creating amusing expressions that breathe life and humor into his creations. This journey began when he stumbled upon a treasure trove of pots discarded due to failed glazing experiments.
Zackin’s experimentation soon became an obsession, resulting in a growing collection of pots adorned with quirky faces and handwritten notes, a testament to his ability to find art in the unexpected.