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 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.
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.
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
Intricately decorated jar, and an unexpectedly glazed gourd.
Very warm glazing looked great on these pieces.
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.