The exhibit "Decadence of Display: Ceramics for Dessert" will be on display January 26th to February 20th at Whitaker Gallery, Hood College, Frederick, MD. It's still up for another 12 days.
My ceramic pieces have traveled from my exhibit “Küchen” in Germany. The other artists in this group exhibit are: Elizabeth Coleman, Adrienne Eliades, Kate Maury, Catie Miller, Helen Otterson, and Eric Thornton. Each participant has created work revolving around this theme of dessert with a wide range of styles. Clays ranging from porcelain to earthen-ware, and German clays. Some examples of the surface techniques are sprigs, silkscreen, slip designs, inlay and more.
This past summer, I was selected to be a resident artist at Zentrum für Keramik in Berlin, Germany.
I worked along side of Helen Otterson and Eric Thornton who I had previously worked with at the International Ceramics Studio, in Kecskemét, Hungary. As artists working at different colleges, facing similar challenges associated with teaching, maintaining studios, and collegiate service, our residency in Germany allowed us the time and space to explore new materials and building techniques. Surrounded by inspiration visually and culturally enabled us to connect our mutual love of art, desserts, and travel. While in Berlin, we visited many art museums, bakeries, chocolatiers, and open-air food markets.
The “Küchen” exhibit at Zentrum für Keramik-Berlin was the culmination of our diligent efforts to connect deserts to there serving vessels. With the diversity of attendees, desert filled ceramics became the international language that united the observers and artists as we experienced our time together in ways that go beyond language.
Works from the “Küchen” will be traveling to Hood College’s exhibit "Decadence of Display: Ceramics for Dessert." The exhibit will also include works by additional invited artists. “Decadence of Display” will be open January 26 through February 20th at Whitaker Gallery at Hood College. The reception is Thursday, January 26th from 5:30pm – 7:00pm.