Ceramic art pieces in the “Symbolic” exhibit at ArtStLouis

Photos and reporting by Robert Kokenyesi, Ceramic Artist, Beachfront Pottery, Godfrey, IL, 62035, USA.  For more info on Beachfront Pottery please visit my Facebook page, or my web site.

The Venue


The exhibit took place in the gallery of ArtStLouis on Pine Street in St Louis.






The Call for Entry

This juried visual art exhibition featured artworks that depict, incorporate or are otherwise are inspired by symbols; where symbolism itself is the subject matter and/or an expressive means to address other subjects.

The multi-media exhibition featured 54 artworks by 49 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri and Illinois. Artworks featured include works in collage, drawing, fiber, glass, handmade paper, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

The Ceramic Art Pieces


“Air Jordan” by JP Phil Jones, Jefferson City, MO


Phil states that he is a representationist; he makes sculptures from earthenware clay to memorialize people and animals around him.  Michael Jordan and thew yellow lab below made it to this exhibit.





“Spinee, the Yellow Lab” by JP Phil Jones, Jefferson City, MO











“Reception” by Snail Scott, Edwardsville, IL
“Reception” by Snail Scott, Edwardsville, IL


Snail Scott has been creating sculptures since her childhood.  Check out her web site for more sculptures in several galleries.

In this sculpture on the exhibit the first thing that struck me if the life like appearance of the person.


“Reception” by Snail Scott, Edwardsville, IL
“Reception” by Snail Scott, Edwardsville, IL

The second thing that struck me is the large amount of gadgetry on this person.  The third thing I noticed was the metal forms around the ceramic core.  Here I’m assuming that the ceramic part is the core (face and hands).  Her statement says ” I used the antennas to symbolize the human search for understanding, straining in contrived, cockeyed optimism toward the unknowable”.










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