Rationality is what we do to organize the world, to make it possible to predict.  Art is the rehearsal for the inapplicability and failure of that process

-Brian Eno

In both his article for the NCECA Journal (p26) as well as his presentation at the 2015 conference in Providence, Rhode Island, Andy Casto pointed to this quote as a guiding principle for his work.  In his studio as well as in his life, Casto embraces the unexpected, and rather than focus on the stress that this may cause, he instead seeks beauty and purpose within the natural conditions of disorder.  Casto attempts to be a collaborator with natural forces in the creation of his work.

Andrew Casto is an Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Kansas State University.  He received a BA from Earlham College, and MA and MFA degrees from the University of Iowa.  Casto was the 2011 MJD fellow at The Archie Bray Foundation, and has exhibited internationally