Ceramic art pieces in the Continents exhibit in the Lillian Yahn Gallery

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.    Check out Beachfront Pottery posts on Instagram @beachfrontpottery.    There is additional information about Beachfront Pottery on my web site.

The Venue

The “Continents” exhibit was open from December 1, 2020 through January 23, 2021 in the Lillian Yahn Gallery. The Lillian Yahn Gallery is the exhibit space and boutique of the St Charles County Arts Council. Check out their web site for activities. The gallery is located in O’Fallon, Missouri.

The Call for Entry

I didn’t see a formal call for entry.  The narrative of the exhibit states: “artwork of our world as seen through the eyes of women artists”.

The Ceramic Art Pieces

The ceramic art pieces were from Heather Woodson. For more of her works visit her web site.

Her artist statement on her site reads: “Nature’s ability to manipulate its way through fabricated obstacles, to adapt to environmental changes, to transform into new species and to combine and become one with its surroundings, is inspiring.  The ways in which humans manipulate objects and each other to survive is fascinating to me. I am motivated to create works that honor the perseverance of life.

My most recent works have been focused on the perseverance of human life.  Adapting, converging and transforming continually throughout our life cycle.  The many personality traits and characteristics that we pick up along the way are what I attempt to highlight in my work.  Focusing on one specific aspect at a time.

The type of clay that I work with depends on the prospected outcome and the construction method used.  My primary clay bodies are a premixed white stoneware and a brick red clay that I mine from my suburban backyard.  The finishes are a combination of mason stains, oxides, slips, low fire and medium fire glazes and underglazes, (some are commercial and some I mix myself).  The colors on the pit fired pieces are achieved with various organic materials that flash different colors during the firing.  My pieces are either thrown and altered or completely hand-built.”

“Failte” by Heather Woodson

 

The tag stated that this piece was inspired by the Counties Cork and Killarny, Ireland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Growth” by Heather Woodson

 

 

The tag stated that this piece was inspired by the Danube, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Rise” by Heather Woodson

 

 

The tag stated that this piece was inspired by the Danube, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Rested” by Heather Woodson

 

 

 

The tag stated that this piece was inspired by Budapest, Hungary.

 

 

 

 

 

“No Playing” by Heather Woodson

 

 

The tag stated that this piece was inspired by Bratislava, Slovakia and Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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