The annual exhibition, which takes place at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference, occupied three gallery rooms at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts this year. The jurors share their thoughts on the work and their reflections on ceramic education.
Focus: College Clay
Our annual Undergraduate Showcase kicks off this issue, followed by the Regional Student Juried Exhibition (RSJE) from the National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts conference. The RSJE is always one of the highlights of the conference; the work is impressive in scope and accomplishment.
Choosing Solitude Jeff Oestreich, Taylors Falls, Minnesota; Deeply Invested Silvie Granatelli, Floyd, Virginia; Small Rewards, But Who’s Counting?, Blair Meerfeld, Saguache, Colorado; Hard Work, Soft Clay, Mark Shapiro, Worthington, Massachusetts; Foundation Stones John Glick, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Pots in the Real World Ayumi Horie, Cottekill, New York
Focus: The Potter’s Life
Our annual feature with advice, reflection and insights by working potters on how they balance life, work, studio, art, tough choices, easy choices, and how others might do the same.
Emerging Artist Issue
Even if it weren’t spring, we would be celebrating new growth and possibilities. This year’s group of emerging artists work in all manner of established ceramic processes, while expanding what it means to be working in clay in the twenty-first century.
“Oval Window Vine,” 17 inches in height, thrown and altered stoneware with iron slip over alberta and white slip, wax resist, wood fired with salt and soda ash; by Sam Taylor.
“Oscillation #3,” 29 inches in height, press-molded terra cotta, slip, glaze, by Jason Green.
“Creep,” 19 inches in height, slip-cast ceramic with acrylic paints by Tyler Lotz.
“Large Jar,” 18 inches in height, Pink Shino glaze with crawl pattern, fired to Cone 9, by Lisa Hammond.