Photos and reporting by Robert Kokenyesi, Ceramic Artist, Beachfront Pottery, Godfrey, IL, 62035, USA. If you enjoyed this post, then like the post, and also like my Facebook page. There is additional information about Beachfront Pottery on my web site.
The 2019 Lewis and Clark Community College faculty art exhibit took place from October 18 through November 11, 2019 in the gallery at the Hatheway Cultural Center on the Godfrey campus of the college.
The Call for Entry
There was no formal call for entry for this multimedia exhibit; the exhibiting artists all teach in the art department.
The Ceramic Art Pieces
On his web site Craig states:”The foundation and inspiration for my pottery lies in ancient traditional techniques. My ceramic works span traditional to abstract in form influenced by the Southwest Native Americans. Each piece is hand constructed using the coiling method striving for unique minimal organic forms. The irregular surface is further refined by paddling and scraping in preparation for final sanding which occurs after the piece has become bone dry. To complete the surface, some works remain bare resulting in a matte finish; others have a luster finish created by smooth stone burnishing.”
These vases are between 20 and 24 inches tall. They appear to be fusions of three or six vase parts. Very impressive appearance.
Angela has many talents in ceramic arts. For a complete look at her art visit her web site. Unfortunately I couldn’t find an artist statement online.
These last four pieces have great looking glaze that mimics copper patina.