Photos and text by Robert Kokenyesi, Ceramic Artist, Beachfront Pottery, Godfrey, IL 62035, USA.
The faculty art exhibit took place in the gallery space in the Hatheway Cultural Center on the Godfrey campus of Lewis and Clark Community College from November 1 through November 22, 2017.
The Call for Entry
There was no formal call for entry; all full time and part time college art teachers were invited to submit their artworks.
The Ceramic Art Pieces
Craig C. Hoffman has been making truly amazing ceramic pieces. We both had pieces in the Constructed Visions II exhibit at the St Louis Artists’ Guild. He writes about his work: “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.” You can see more pieces on his website.
On the close up view on the left you can see the outcome of burnishing: a very smooth, shiny, reflective surface.
On the close up on the right you can observe the geometrically perfect shaping of the openings of these very large (22 inches tall) vases.
These were pieces that looked like works in steel. The ceramic planters gad ceramic flowers in them. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any information about her past ceramic activity.
The only new works in this exhibit were the sculptures from Angela Hung.
The medium to large sized (7-21 inches tall), figurative pieces are quite different from what she has been showing at previous faculty art exhibits.
These two sculptures looked more like bronze sculptures. You can check out more of her works at her web site.
This is an older piece from Angela that was on the exhibit. It looks soda firing on a nicely thrown vase.