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 “Art is ….. Local” multimedia exhibit took place from May 1 through June 2, 2019 in the galleries of the Jacoby Art Center in Alton, Illinois.
This exhibit also served as the participating site on the Artfully Local Tour that took place early in May 2019. This the street window with the sign.
The Call for Entry
There was no call for entry, as this exhibit was a continuation of the 2019 Artfully Local Tour.
The Ceramic Art Pieces
Nice spiral pattern in this deep maroon platter. I couldn’t find a dedicated web site for Bob, but in his Etsy store this is the statement:”Bob is a retired laborer who started throwing clay about 10 years ago. He is an award winning potter. He makes all the pottery on his wheel in his basement and fires it all in the kiln in the garage. Bob makes mostly useful utilitarian items.”
Connie’s merged/fused plates bring contrasting colors and surface patterns together. Barry’s bowl has this cool looking braided handle. Connie and Barry Clayton are ceramic artists operating the Carriage House Studios in Alton, Illinois. I couldn’t find a web site for the studio, youc an checl out more of their works on their Facebook page. This is the statement on the Facebook page: “Handmade Pottery by Barry and Connie Clayton.”