Artist Randy Au established the Flying Cup Clay studio in 1987. He is known for his “Vegetable Series” work which combines a love of nature with intricate decoration, a whimsical sense of form, and an enjoyment of function. The pieces are sophisticated and radiate a liveliness of their own in layers of patterns influenced by historical and cultural decoration. Oriental, Egyptian, Southwestern and contemporary American references provide the overlapping inspiration. At the same time the forms are filled with a whimsical sensibility that delights in their natural references of use and enjoyment. The work has gained tremendous appeal in its unique opulent design, unusual organic forms, and playful function.
Randy participated in the emergence of the Santa Ana Artists’ Village project in the early and mid. 90’s and has been ceramics teacher and Assistant Director of the Visual Arts Conservatory at the Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana since 2002.
Randy’s Website: flyingcupclay.com