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 Annual Student Juried Exhibition took place at the gallery of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) Department of Arts & Design from January 22 through February 8, 2019.
The Call for Entry
The Annual Juried Student Exhibition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students who have been enrolled in SIUE art classes during the past year. Including but not limited to minors and art majors in Art & Design.
The Ceramic Art Pieces
Student art exhibits are great places to visit, because students are more likely to experiment with new materials, construction techniques, and forms.
These two sculptures experiment with the human form. Figa includes “billboard tarp” as material in addition to ceramics.
A traditional bowl, and a not-so traditional teapot; the teapot is yet another example of experimentation with form.
If I’m reading this correctly from the statement, the decoration was done in underglaze.
Take a closer look, and you’ll see the many frogs/toads that show up all around this piece.
I’m not sure whether this is true, but the word irezumi means tattoo on Japanese. The first evidence of tattooing was found on ceramic (clay) figurines from 5000 BC. These are the Dogu figurines. So, this piece may be inspired by those figurines and tattooing.
Savor incorporated nickel metal as a component. Codependency incorporated a pillow and rabbit fur into the ceramic piece.
Very detailed clay carving on this candle holder. Notice the candles that make a big U turn coming out of the candle holder.
An even more slender piece carved/formed intricately. I like the custom base stand as well.