We mostly take ceramics for granted. When you can buy a six-person place setting at your local Ikea for $20, you don't think much about what went into crafting your dishes. Sometimes it's difficult to relate the dinner plates in your house with the fine art sculptures you'd find in a museum or gallery. The materials are the same though, and many dishware designers through the years have been recognized as artists in their own right.
Ceramicist Johnson Tsang's recently exhibited works attempt to bridge the gap between the museum and the dinner table, with truly decorative pieces that clearly reference the practical side of clay.