Ceramic art pieces in the 2019 Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition at SIUE

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 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.

“Contentful Decoy” by Teresa Frisch
“Figa: by Vincent Stemmfer

These two sculptures experiment with the human form. Figa includes “billboard tarp” as material in addition to ceramics.









“Stick Teapot” by Brittany Rhodes
“Amber Bowl” by Abigail Peacock


A traditional bowl, and a not-so traditional teapot; the teapot is yet another example of experimentation with form.






“Holding Confusion” by Claire Krienitz


If I’m reading this correctly from the statement, the decoration was done in underglaze.







“Impact” by Catherine Morgan


Take a closer look, and you’ll see the many frogs/toads that show up all around this piece.









“Irezumi” by Matt Meyer
“Irezumi” by Matt Meyer

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” by Brittany Rhodes
“Codependency” by Alex Bailey

Savor incorporated nickel metal as a component. Codependency incorporated a pillow and rabbit fur into the ceramic piece.








“Exquisite Existence” by Christina McNeary
“Exquisite Existence” by Christina McNeary


Very detailed clay carving on this candle holder.  Notice the candles that make a big U turn coming out of the candle holder.








“Iluminating Entrophy” by Christina McNeary
“Iluminating Entrophy” by Christina McNeary


An even more slender piece carved/formed intricately.  I like the custom base stand as well.











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