Ceramic art pieces in the 2017 Lewis and Clark Community College Student Art exhibit

Photo and text by Robert Kokenyesi, Ceramic Artist, Beachfront Pottery, Godfrey, IL 62035, IL USA.

The Venue

The 13th. annual Student Art Exhibit for art students at Lewis and Clark Community College took place in the Hatheway Gallery on the campus of the Lewis and Clark Community College from April 7, 2017 to April 21, 2017.


Entry of the Hatheway Cultural Center at Lewis and Clark Community College, Godfrey, IL, USA.






The call for entry

While there is no call for entry, the art students are encouraged to explore the power of their expressions in several media, including ceramics.

The ceramic art pieces

“Gazillion RPM” by Morgan Laughlin


A very realistic looking combination of a drill and a machine gun.






“Shoe” by Kemble Ripeto
“The Shoe that Fits” by Barbara Smock


Very realistic manifestations of shoes.





“White Rhino” by Barbara Show


“Black Rhino” by Barbara Show

I’m not sure what makes one white and the other black rhino. It looks like shino glazed pieces where the glaze pulled back to show the underlying darker color of the clay.


“Lucy” by Jessica Moore


Great looking dog portrait!!







“Coral” by Helen Jarden


This a very simple, but very accurate depiction of a coral.  Although to me it looks more like an underwater sponge. The double structure and the design that makes it look like the two side are hugging each other are additional features that make this piece very life-like.




“Time for Tea” by Ashlyn Smith
“Time for Tea” by Ashlyn Smith









“Time for Tea” by Ashlyn Smith

These pictures of Ashlyn Smith are cool looking mugs based on various body parts. You can recognize the upside down nose on the image at top right. On the image at left there is an eye at the bottom, and a uvula coming into the mug.  As a teacher of anatomy and physiology, I liked these pieces a lot.





“Not So Self Portrait” by Teresa Frisch


Very impressive work.  Interesting glaze choices for a portrait.









“L. Jayne Grace” by Ashlyn Smith


Not sure what the title reference is about. The glazing of the body makes it look like it’s ready for the upgrade by either of the faces/masks that are in the hands.








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