Earth and Water 9: Ceramic Art in the St. Croix Valley

JANUARY 23 – FEBRUARY 28, 2016
The Phipps Center for the Arts – Overlook Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, January 22, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, with artist talk at 6 pm.

Northern Clay Center and The Phipps continue their multi-year partnership aimed at increasing the profile of ceramic artists located throughout the lower St. Croix River Valley watershed. This cross-state collaboration features two to three ceramic artists annually in the Atrium Gallery at The Phipps. In addition, featured artists present an artist talk prior to each opening reception and a workshop or demonstration event. 

Jeff Oestreich was an apprentice at The Bernard Leach Pottery from 1969 – 1971; prior to that he studied art and ceramics at Bemidji State University and the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities.  He has been an artist-in-residence and instructor at such institutions as Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC; The Penland School of Crafts in NC; and Anderson Ranch School of Crafts in Snowmass Village, CO; among others.  He is a recipient of a McKnight Ceramic Artist Fellowship, a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, and a Minnesota State Arts Board Assistance Fellowship Grant.  Oestreich continues to create his functional wares from his home studio in Taylors Falls, MN, a host site on the annual St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour.

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The Phipps Center is located at:
109 Locust St., Hudson, WI 54016
(715) 386-2305