Gallery Artists and Events
|Our 2013 May Artists of the Month have in common a strong, individual aesthetic that we would label “construction”. All three artists use the potter’s wheel as a tool; sometimes that tool completes a form, like a teabowl, but more often, thrown pieces are cut, combined, and re-assembled with hand-built elements. The result is anywhere from austere to ostentatious. These artists are at varying stages of their careers and together create an exciting group of very thoughtful pottery.
| Adam Gruetzmacher is a visiting gallery artist from St. Paul, MN. The wheel-thrown and hand-built body of work in the gallery is all new; he mixes his own iron-rich cone 6 clay body and works with a white slip, a loose interpretation of Shino glazes, and tape resist patterns. Gruetzmacher is in his second year as a fellow at Northern Clay Center where he maintains his studio. He is the 2012–2013 Anonymous Potter Studio Fellow at Northern Clay Center and was an NCC Fogelberg Fellow from 2010–2011 .
| Deborah Schwartzkopf is a year-round gallery artist who lives and works in Seattle, Washington. She is interested in making pots that explore a dynamic intersection of economy and celebration, pottery that plays between dailyware and fancy feast. Her high-fire porcelain work is both hand-built and wheel thrown, and it has a strong and colorful play between form and surface.
|Joe Singewald is a visiting gallery artist from River Falls, WI. He has a genuine self-serving delight in making pots; Singewald is tickled by the idea of introducing little packages of personality— his pots—into the homes of others. He sees more value in comfortable, historical forms than the pursuit of “new” or “revolutionary” ones. Singewald currently works in the art department at Inver Hills Community College in St. Paul, MN.|
Coming up NextJune Special Exhibit: By Recommendation
Josh Stover | Sean Larson | Brooke Noble | Margaret Haden | Matthew Quinn | Jana Evans
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