Friday, August 7, 2009


POTS?!? Its kind of a funny sounding word.  In the Spring of 2009 The Kansas City Art Institute Ceramics Department had a spring exhibition featuring a ton of pots or vessels or what ever you would like to call them. Click here to see images from the exhibition.  There was a real nice range of work featured by students from all levels of the program; Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors. The work represented in the exhibition was created using a variety different processes and techniques.  Eric Wolever & Ryan Fletcher used plaster as the starting point for their form language whereas Matthew Jorgensen & Mariko Brown utilized the potters wheel for their forming techniques.  The use of digital technology was also present with Keith Simpsons pieces.  Keith designed his work using Rhino(3D imaging software) and created prototypes that were "printed" using epoxy.  The printed prototypes were then used to make plaster molds in order to create slip cast replicas.  The vessels in the exhibition represented a nice range of aesthetics; there seemed to be diverse perspectives & point of view within the work.     

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