Ceramic art pieces of Pattie Chalmers at Craft Alliance

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 Every Thing and More exhibit took place from January 29, through March 20, 2021 in the Staenberg Gallery of Craft Alliance in St. Louis, MO.

The Call for Entry

This was an invitational exhibit. Craft Alliance stated this:  Objects preserve memories for us: a shell from a beach vacation, a trinket from a loved one, or an old camera that dad used. Chalmers’ enthusiasm for exploring the nature of “objectness” and the power they possess were the catalysts for her solo exhibition, Every Thing and More, presented in our Staenberg Gallery.

The Ceramic Art Pieces

“Every Day I Think of You” by Pattie Chalmers.
“Every Day I Think of You” by Pattie Chalmers; detail.

This installation is made up of 365 hand-formed terra cotta clay pieces. Each piece represents a recollection about a specific person.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Every Day I Think of You” by Pattie Chalmers; detail.
“Every Day I Think of You” by Pattie Chalmers; detail.
“Every Day I Think of You” by Pattie Chalmers; detail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The other multi-piece installation was titled: The Things That Remain. The pieces here represent the artist’s remembrance of a special friend.

“The Things That Remain” by Pattie Chalmers.
“The Things That Remain” by Pattie Chalmers; detail.
“The Things That Remain” by Pattie Chalmers; detail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Things That Remain” by Pattie Chalmers; detail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Dream of El Dorado” by Pattie Chalmers.

This large terra cotta wall piece was part of the exhibit, but not part of the multi-piece installations. Just another example of the sculpture forming abilities of the artist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trifecta, Winnipeg Whips, Lawn Chair Loungers, Granddad and Nan” by Pattie Chalmers.
Trifecta, Winnipeg Whips, Lawn Chair Loungers, Granddad and Nan” by Pattie Chalmers; side view.

These vessels received their titled from the imagery in the small oval areas in front.  Notice the thin nature of these 10-18 inch tall vessels.  Zoom in to see the fine grooved pattern on the surface. To learn more visit her web site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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