Ceramic art pieces in the Annual High School Art Exhibition at SIUE

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 Venue

The exhibit took place in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) Art & Design West Gallery from March 26 to March 30, 2018.

The Call for Entry

There was no official call for entry.  High school students from several Illinois and Missouri schools sent in their works in all media, which were juried, and those juried works made it into the exhibit. This was an all medium exhibit; here I report on the ceramic pieces only.

The Ceramic Art Pieces

The first group of ceramic pieces represent sculptural pieces.

“Brachiosaurus” by Melissa Catic, Mehlville High School, MO
“Chameleon” by Sydni Albers, Mehlville High School, MO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Pretty in Pink” by Molly McDermott, Mehlville High School, MO
“Under the Sea” by Adis Beganovic, Mehlville High School, MO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Bloom” by Melinda Lopatin, Parkway North High School, MO
“Seed Pod” by Will Borden, Parkway North High School, MO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Untitled” by Morgan Artisden, Mehlville High School, MO
“King Fumbalah” by Monica Baker, O’Fallon High School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“An Eternal Thought” by Jordan Baskette, O’Fallon High School
“Midnight Assemblage” by Gabby Randall, John Burroughs High School, MO

These two are my favorite sculptures from the exhibit.  The carved face with an expression of pondering is great.  The assemblage just a good looking abstract piece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second group of ceramic pieces represent vessels of all kinds.

“Astrology Box” by Emma Smith, Parkway South High School, MO
“Log Box” by Max Palmier, Parkway South, High School, MO

I liked these boxes a lot. The Astrology box has a great base color, and celestial geometric pattern is a great fit.  The Log Box is just ingenious; check out that diagonal

green line!

 

 

 

 

 

“Leaf Jar” by Mary Greer, Parkway South High School, MO
“The Green Gourd” by Megan Hundley, Belleville, West High School, IL

Intricately decorated jar, and an unexpectedly glazed gourd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Breath of Lotus” by Ian Hass, Belleville West High School, IL
“Massacre at Sea” by Josephine Harris, Belleville West High School, IL

 

Very warm glazing looked great on these pieces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Garden Tea Party” by Lauren Bakula, Parkway North High School, MO
“One Gallon Teapot” by Arieyanna Davis, John Burroughs High School, MO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Jommon Pot” by Lucas Willey, John Burroughs High School, MO

Interesting take on the old Jomon style from Japan.  These pots were decorated with a rope-like pattern, and some of those pots were elaboratively formed.  This is a very good interpretation of those stylistic principles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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