Ceramic art pieces in the “Colorless” exhibit at the Foundry Art Centre

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 Foundry Art Centre in St Charles, Missouri.


The exhibit was open from June 29 to August 10, 2018   in the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Missouri,













The exhibit tile on the wall was to the left of the entry door.  The picture on the right was taken from the opposite end of the ling exhibit space.


The Call for Entry

This all media exhibition invites artists to submit works based on their use of a “colorless” palette. Sometimes a monochrome palette can say more than a full spectrum of color and create a striking contrast. Artists are invited to share work that is composed of a majority of black, white, and all shades in between.

The Ceramic Art Pieces

“Within Reach” by Tanner Martine, Kearney, MO


I couldn’t find any detailed information online about Tanner.  He is/was a student at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri. The piece is an intriguing conversation starter, because the relatively featureless dominating stoneware sink having a much smaller (perhaps porcelain) clenched fist inside.







“Delicate” by Jenifer Buffington, Afton, MO











“Unity” by Jenifer Buffington, Afton, MO
“Unity” by Jenifer Buffington, Afton, MO


I couldn’t find anything about Jenifer online.  The pieces have a very attractive look to them, the black/white contrast is bringing out depth and surface details.








“The History of Mapping” by Jane Hoeltzel, Clayton, MO


I found several Pinterest images of her wonderful naked raku creations, but no narratives, web sites or Facebook presence.  The most amazing part of this vessel is the thin black crackles of typical light gray raku surface, and then the are the thicker, more pronounced dark lines that form irregular shapes.








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