an international juried exhibit of functional tabletop ceramics
June 4-July 7, 2014
Joan Ulrich, Arch Tea — awarded Best in Show by juror Tony Clennell
Reception & Meet the Juror: Sunday, June 8, 4:00–6:00 pm
Links: view exhibit on Flickr | download exhibit program
For The Art League’s internationally juried exhibition “Tabletop,” ceramic artists from all corners of the United States and Canada turned out to submit various functional wares associated with eating, drinking, presenting, and enjoying food. Juror Tony Clennell, a successful ceramic artist and educator who lives in Canada, selected 53 pieces from the 162 pieces submitted. The exhibiting artists come from 19 states, DC, and Canada.
A variety of techniques, glazes, and firing methods are represented amongst the selected pieces. Bowls, platters, salt & pepper shakers, cups, pitchers, teapots, and other handmade wares are featured. Works range from traditional to modern in design and aesthetic.
Juror: Tony Clennell, MFA, RCA
Tony Clennell is the nephew of Jimmie Clennell, co-founder along with Selma Caverly, of Pinecroft Pottery in 1947. Tony has taught workshops in Canada, USA, Japan, China, and Italy. He has his MFA from Utah State University and is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He writes extensively for ceramic journals and has exhibited in museums and collection throughout the world. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Ceramics at Sheridan College School of Craft and Design, Oakville, the Ontario College of Art and Design and North Island College, British Columbia. He is Director of Ceramics at Pinecroft Centre for the Arts in Aylmer, Ontario.
Clennell says of his own work, “My recent work has been an exploration of textures using roulettes, stamps and many found objects. The maker’s marks and details of process are what I am interested in leaving in the finished work.”
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