Charles Krafft's artwork would be creepy no matter what. The artist makes porcelain ceramics in the traditions of Dutch Delftware and Italian maiolica pottery, but with a postmodern twist: the pieces are shaped like guns and grenades, or feature scenes of warfare and death (Disasterware), or portraits of Hitler and Charles Manson. There is a soap and cologne set called "Forgiveness," which features swastikas. And Krafft creates china pieces -- memorial and reliquaries, according to his site -- using human cremains instead of calcinated cow bone.
But the work of the artist, a leading figure in the Seattle art scene, has become a whole lot more disturbing, with the publication of The Stranger art critic Jen Graves's exposé of Krafft as a white nationalist and a Holocaust denier.