These artist usually prefer synthetics and avoid materials with long-standing literary associations, but Don Potts used fur and leather with wood veneer. More of a sculptor than most mentioned here, he
converts his materials into surfaces of such commercial precision that they can be explored in directly sensuous manner instead of as anecdotal devices. Potts’ great flowing structures or the planar piece that suggestively rubs its furred edges together, are luxury items that invite touch but repel emotion by their
almost maliciously perfect appearance. Up Tight, Slowly, an immense undulating floor piece with a two-color leather surface, is both sensuous and sensual; it forces a kind of attraction that be said to
border on titillation, were the form not so clearly understated.