Ceramic art pieces in the BFA Graduate and Senior Thesis Exhibition at Fontbonne University

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The Venue

 

The Graduate and Senior Thesis Exhibition took place from April 13 through May 4, 2021 in the Fine Art Gallery of Fontbonne University in St Louis, Missouri.  This is the Fine Arts Building.

 

 

 

 

This is the exhibit space.  Most ceramic pieces were on pedestals in the center.

 

 

 

 

 

The Call for Entry

There was no formal call for entry, because this was an exhibition of the works done by Fontbonne University students.

The Ceramic Art Pieces

The ceramic pieces are grouped by student names in alphabetical order.

Jen Buffy

“Nickel Crystalline” by Jen Buffy
“Wood Fire” by Jen Buffy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Cobalt Crystalline” by Jen Buffy
“Cobalt Crystalline” by Jen Buffy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Erbium Ghost Crystalline” by Jen Buffy
“Erbium Ghost Crystalline” by Jen Buffy

 

Jen tried various glazes with great success. My favorites are the cobalt and the nickel glazes.

Her artist statement reads: “As a Ceramic Sculpture artist, I like to use diverse mediums to cultivate an array of visual effects with different pieces. My work emphasizes on organic structures with in sculptural elements. Most of my compositions display contrast elements in black and white, as well as complex glaze chemistry and color formulation. My work continues to evolve and in most cases is considered a limited edition series.” For more of her work visit her website.

Lorelei Hart

“Oceanic Sky” by Lorelei Hart
“Ice on Fire” by Lorelei Hart

 

Amazing looking glazes!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Berry Pleased to Meet You” by Lorelei Hart
“Dip into the Lagoon” by Lorelei Hart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Oasis” by Lorelei Hart

 

 

Check out other works by Lorelei on her Instagram profile.

 

 

 

 

Victoria Keller

“Crack Me Up 1” by Victoria Keller
“Raku 1, 2, and 3” by Victoria Keller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Crack Me Up 2” by Victoria Keller
“Tea Set of Your Dreams” by Victoria Keller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“A Tea Tray in the Sky” by Victoria Keller

 

Both the raku pieces and the tea sets look great!

Her statement on her website reads: “Working in the functional realm, my current work reflects the curves and movement inspired by the human figure. The softness of form in hand, manipulated edges combined with intense contrasting values push creative boundaries. The cascading of the glaze accentuates these forms emphasizing the gravity of the fluid glaze.”

Check out her website for more of her works.

 

Sasha Laurita

“Naiad” by Sasha Laurita
Detail from “Naiad” by Sasha Laurita

 

A really cool unusual use of ceramics in the framed sculptures.

I couldn’t find an online site of her.

 

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