Photos and reporting by Robert Kokenyesi, Ceramic Artist, Beachfront Pottery, Godfrey, IL, 62035, USA. If you enjoyed this post, then give me a “like” on my Facebook page. There is additional information about Beachfront Pottery on my web site.
The 2019 exhibition of the Art & Design faculty of Lindenwood University took place from August 26 through September 27, 2019 in the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts, on the St Charles, Missouri campus of Lindewood University. To the left is the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts.
This is the Boyle Family Gallery; you can see the exhibit pieces behind the glass walls.
This is the exhibit space from the inside.
The Call for Entry
There was no formal call for entry, as this was an exhibit reserved for Lindenwood University faculty of the Art & Design department.
The Ceramic Art Pieces
The only ceramic art in the exhibit was a set of ceramic tiles from Joseph Weber. While I couldn’t find a dedicated online presence for Joe, I came across an older Lindenwood University article that describes an exhibit from a few years back. In that exhibit Joe showed several tiles where he experimented with a technique where he used the Carbon Trapping Shino glaze. That was the “Outlier Collaboration” project. These pieces that you see above may have been part of that project or maybe new ones; I couldn’t find any further details. Nonetheless, the imagery of these tiles most likely were created by manipulating Shino glaze and the carbon trapping ability of the glaze.
A lot has been written about the Shino glaze, and I will not repeat all that here. However, it is worth mentioning that under certain glaze thickness and glaze drying conditions, plus some other manipulation, the carbon particles from smoke or from other organic components get retained, trapped, in the glaze. It is some achievement to control that fickle carbon trapping to the degree that the dark areas form a recognizable shape.