Ceramic art pieces in the 2018 Emerson Young Artist Showcase exhibit

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 galleries of St Louis Artists’ Guild in Clayton, MO hosted the 2018 Emerson Young Artist Showcase exhibit from March 8 to March 31, 2018.

Check out their upcoming exhibits and calls for entry at their web site.




The Call for Entry

This was a juried exhibit for artwork created by high school students aged 15-19, and located within 150 miles of St. Louis.

The Ceramic Art Pieces

The first group of ceramic pieces are sculptures.

“Lookout in the Woods” from Nerinx High School
“Female Bust” by Gretchen Ammentorp, Parkway South High School












“Shoe” by Megan Voss, Mehlville High School
“A Really Sad Borzoi Who is Probably Dead” by Aubrey Schmit, Salem High School












“The Fairest of Them All” by Kati Gruenden, Nerinx High School
“In Your Dreams” by Brammel Havl, Principia High School
“Sven” by Hannah Goat, Parkway South High School











“Ceramic Box” by Maddie Loe, St. Joseph Academy
“Melting” by Alison Novara, Mehlville High School











“To Bee or Not to Bee” by Isabelle Hopcraft, Nerinx High School
“Lantern of Flowers” by Erica Rawizza, Mehlville High School
“Vertical Challenge” by Sophia Chrysler, Whitfield High School











These last three pieces were the most intriguing for me. The lantern would make a good looking luminary.  The others have unorthodox shapes that likely represent a result of imagination and trial and error during the creation of the actual piece.

Vessels and bowls

“Tree Plate” by Rendi Welker, Parkway South High School
Untitled” by Mitch LaMar, Ladue High School









“Kind of Off” by Hannah Simon
“Teapot” by Damien Pruett,
“Happy Green” by Sara Estlund, Ladue High School











Out of the vessels and bowls I like the teapot, because it has a woven surface; the Tree plate is also a nice looking piece.



















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