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.
A few images from my solo exhibition "Coalesce" at Brockway Center for the Arts, Brockway, PA. A selection of soda-fired and wood-fired ceramics from the last couple of years. Accompanied by a workshop on thrown and altered ceramics.
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.
The theme of this exhibit is Psychometry, or “the supposed ability to discover facts about an event or person by touching objects associated with them.” Through the ceramic pieces, one has a window into my life – the long hours spent learning how to construct and fire ceramics, the sawdust that was left behind as I carved, the travels that inspired the surfaces, my past that emphasizes function. These pieces will gain even more of a story when they enter into the new owners hands, and begin to have new memories associated with them.
I am in the midst of working on applications for an art residency this summer, and just remembering how awesome my times were working both in Hungary and China. These art residencies are a great time to freely play with making work outside of what I usually do and to gain inspiration from different cultures in every sense.
Fingers crossed for what program I might get into for this summer.
Porcelain pieces that I made at the International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary, 2014
Porcelain pieces that I made at the Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute, Jingdezhen, China, 2012. Additional images of the team work, and skilled ceramic workers in China.
So excited to have my first article published!
The editors at Ceramics Monthly were terrific to work with and I am also grateful for the high quality photos Adam Levition was able to take. If you have not had a chance to see my article in Ceramics Monthly's December 2015 issue it is attached below.
"Originally published in December 2015 issue of Ceramics Monthly, pages (insert page #s). http://www.ceramicsmonthly.org . Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted with permission."