Early Autumn Featured Artists

September 4 – October 13, 2024
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Kevin Caufield, Linda Christianson, Willem Gebben, Akshar Patel, Kurt Brian Webb

Kevin Caufield, Linda Christianson, Willem Gebben, Akshar Patel, Kurt Brian Webb

Kevin Caufield
St. Paul, MN

Kevin Caufield has been a full-time artist and teacher for over 41 years. Caufield is known for functional porcelain and stoneware pottery, custom dinnerware, and his custom designed restaurant tableware and his work is collected nationally and internationally. He is a popular ceramic instructor for all levels of students, and he teaches classes and gives workshops worldwide. Caufield apprenticed with the late Robert Eckels in the 1970s. Since then, he has been living and working in the Twin Cities. He opened his 1600 sq ft studio gallery in St. Paul In 2013.

Linda Christianson
Lindstrom, MN

Linda Christianson received her BA from Hamline University in St. Paul and attended the two-year Ceramic Studio Workshop at the Banff Centre School of Fine Arts in Alberta, Canada. She participates annually in the St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour in Minnesota, where her studio is located. She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Minnesota State Arts Board, as well as two McKnight Foundation fellowships from Northern Clay Center. Christianson’s subtle, spontaneous work is found in collections across North America and is exhibited widely. Her woodfired pieces are not sculpture, but engaging tools. Christianson is interested in a pot that does its duty well, yet can stand on its own as a visual object. She aims to make a better cup each day.

Willem Gebben
Colfax, WI

Willem Gebben was born in Delft, Netherlands. He received his BA from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, and in 1976 apprenticed with master potter David Eeles at Shepherds Well Pottery in Mosterton, Dorset, England. Currently, Gebben is a full-time studio potter in Colfax, Wisconsin. He creates a wide variety of wood-fired functional pottery out of both stoneware and porcelain clays and glazes, all of which he mixes and processes himself. His sure sense of form and expert handling of surface, texture and detailing make each piece a true work of art. Gebben’s work is included in collections throughout the US, Europe, the Middle East, Japan and Australia.

Kurt Brian Webb
Palatine, IL

Kurt Brian Webb’s formative education spans not only professional degrees (BFA, BS, MFA, and ME) in education, ceramics and printmaking, but also includes attending Illinois public schools during the ‘60s and ‘70s, building houses with his father in the ‘80s, and traveling alone across the United States and abroad throughout much of his adult life. Still based in Illinois, Webb has now taught (and learned) in public schools for over 30 years while maintaining a studio practice. His current ceramic work aesthetically and functionally references decorative tea ware while visually celebrating an eclectic cast of characters and strange tales from what he calls “…the grittier side of life.”