TWIN CUPS: NATIONAL CERAMIC EXHIBITION 2015

Judges' Statement

Cups are one of the most important objects we make as potters. It can be an intimate experience to use a cup, mug, tumbler, teabowl, shot glass or any drinking vessel. While most pottery is content to sit on a table, potentially holding food or liquid and occasionally being picked up to use, cups are often caressed with our fingers and ultimately kissed by our lips.

I also believe the concept of showing pairs of cups presents the maker with unique possibilities. It is an opportunity to show an active and dynamic relationship between two cups, rather than the static repetition we’re used to seeing in commercial pottery.

In selecting the pieces for this exhibit I tried to focus on cups that not only exhibited sensitivity to the user, but also show some rapport with each other. Many of the best cups, however, have illusive qualities that can’t be seen in digital images, such as their feel, weight and volume. I was pleased with the cups I had to choose from and I hope you enjoy this exhibit. In fact I hope you find a pair of cups that inspire you to take them home to be part of your daily ritual…

Steven Hill

Jamey Biggs           Best of Show Award- $500.00
White Sake Cups
Soda Fired Porcelain
3" x 2.5" x 2.5"
40.00

Austin Riddle           First Place Award- $200.00
Leader of the Pack
Earthenware, Mid-Range, Underglaze
5.75" x 3.5" x 5.5"
60.00 each

Eric Botbyl          Second Place Aaward $100.00
Scraggleware Mugs
Stoneware Clay, Thrown, Textured, Tucked, Swollen, Trimmed, Pulled Handle Addition, Black Slip with Cone 6 Ash Glaze
4.5" x 4.5" x 3.75"
40.00 Each

Adam Knoche     
Separation Line  
Porcelain, Red Clay, Sgraffito, Wash Away, Cone 6 Oxidation
8" x 8" x 5"
200.00

Adam Knoche
Fault Line Mugs
Porcelain, wash away, sgraffito, Cone 6 Oxidation
4" x 3.5" x 3.5"
100.00

Austin Riddle
Mellow Down Easy
Earthenware, Mid-Range, Underglaze
5.75" x 3.5" x 5.5"
60.00 each

 

Brice Dyer
Layered Mugs
Stoneware Fired to Cone 5
4.5" x 5" x 4"
70.00

Calista Bookout
Mugs
porcelaneous stoneware wood fired to cone 10-12
3.75" x 5.25" x 3.5"
75.00

Carol Clarkson
Spring Tumblers
Stoneware, Hand-Built, Impressed, Electric Fired to Cone 6, Multiple Sprayed Glazes
3 3/8" x 6" x 2 3/4"
60.00

Carolyn Hazel Drake
Low Followers/Ochre
Hand-Pinched Porcelain, Slip-Trailing
3.5" x 4" x 4"
99.00 Set


Carolyn Hazel Drake
Low Followers / Red Gold
Hand-Pinched Porcelain, Slip-Trailing
3.5" x 4" x 4"
99.00 Set

Charlotte Anthony Gordon
Venus Cups
Ceramic, Wood Fired, Anagama Kiln
4 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 4 1/4"
40.00 Each

Chase Lilleholm
Yunomi's
Black Clay with Currie Shino, Wood Fired
3.5" x 3.5" x 3.5"
35.00 Each

Chase Lilleholm
Mug's
Porcelain with Crackle Slip, Wood Fired
4.5" x 5" x 3.5"
35.00 Each

Carolyn Bernard Young
Healing Grace
Stoneware, Underglaze, Glaze, Wheel-thrown, Sgraffito, Oxidation
3.5" x 3.5" x 3"
42.00 Each

Delores Fortuna
Sisters Series 1
Wheel Thrown Porcelain Cylinders, Cut/Rejoined, Woodfired
6.5" x 4" x 4"
90.00

Delores Fortuna
Sisters Series 1
Wheel Thrown Porcelain Cylinders, Cut/Rejoined, Woodfired
6.5" x 4" x 4"
90.00

Dow Redcorn
Spring Yunomi and Autumn Yunomi
White Stoneware Thrown, Carved, Airbrushed Underglaze, Fired Cone 6
3.75" x 3.5" x 3.5"
50.00 Each

Deb Williamson
Thunder and Lightning
Thrown, Wood Fired Porcelain, Shino Liner, Celadon Glaze
4 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
99.00

Deb Williamson
Wood Fired Big Shots
Thrown and Altered, Glazed, Wood Fired Stoneware
3" x 3" x 3"
40.00

Eric Botbyl
Grafted Barnwood Mugs
Stoneware Clay, Cut, Textured, Reassembled, Black Slip, Cone 6 Ash Glaze
4.75" x 4.75" x 3.75"
44.00

Farhana Ferdous
Atmosphere Cups
Handbuilt Stoneware, Fired to Cone 6 Oxidation
3.5" x 3" x 3"
80.00

Ginny Marsh
Pair of Mugs
Wheel Thrown Porcelain with Pullled Handle, Shino and Native Ash Glazes, Reduction Fired to Cone 9
4.75" x 5" x 3"
75.00

Ginny Marsh
Pair of Cups
Wheel Thrown Porcelain with Pullled Handle, Celadon and Matte Glazes, Reduction Fired to Cone 10
3.5" x 4" x 2.75"
65.00

Ginny Marsh
Pair of Cups
Wheel Thrown and Squared Porcelain, Shino Glaze, Wood Fired to Cone 10
3.25" x 3" x 3"
60.00

Helen Marie Farrant
BFFs
Soda Fired Porcelain
3.5" x 3.5" x 3.5"
40.00 Each

Jamey Biggs
Tenmoku Sake Cups
Soda Fired Porcelain
3.5" x 2.5" x 2.5"
40.00

Joan Carcia
Sunshine
Thrown Porcelain Pressed Design
3.75" x 3.25" x 3.25" each
85.00 Pair

Jenny Dowd
Learning to Skate
Wheel Thrown Porcelain, Glaze, Cone 5 Oxidation, Decal from Original Drawing
4 1/4" x 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
60.00

Jackson Gray
Ginkgo Mug
Handbuilt Cone 5 B-Mix, Sgraffito, Black Underglaze, My Clear Glaze Overall
6" x 3.25" x 4.75" Handle
65.00 Each

Joe Molinaro
Black Cups
Porcelain - Thrown and Handbuilt
10" x 12" x 5"
200.00

Joe Molinaro
Connected Cups
Porcelain - Thrown and Handbuilt
9" x 10" x 6"
175.00

Joe Molinaro
Double Cone Cups
Porcelain - Slip Cast, Thrown and Handbuilt
10" x 10" x 6"
225.00

John Reinking
Mug
Cone 10 Wood/Soda Fired Reduction Cooled
3 1/2" x 3" x 3"
50.00 Each

Keith Hershberger
Fish Mugs
Wood Fired Stoneware with Flashing Slips
4.25" x 4.5" x 3.25" each
80.00

Kelsey Nagy
Set of Firework Mugs
Porcelain, Underglaze, Underglaze Pencil
5" x 11" x 4"
72.00

Kwok Pong Tso
Cups with Handle
Cone 6 Black Porcelain, Underglaze, Glaze
7" x 3" x 3"
45.00 Each

Kwok Pong Tso
Double Wall Bowl
Cone 6 Black Porcelain, Underglaze, Glaze
4.50" x 4.50" x 3"
55.00 Each

Kari Robertson
Eat the Fish and Leave the Bones, Two
Midfire Electric, Wheel Thrown, Sprigged and Carved
4" x 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"
40.00 each, 80.00 pair

Linda Aldrich
Nesting Cups
Porcelain with Black Slip Sgrafitto
3.5" x 6" x 6"
55.00 Each

Lin Werner
Twin Tin Tin
Cone 5 Clay
16" x 9" x 9"
100.00

Lisa York
Striped Tumblers
Wood Firing
7" x 3" x 3"
80.00

Lisa York
Mugs
Wood Firing
4" x 3" x 5"
80.00

Marjorie Nichols
Grounded
Porcelain, Underglazes, Stains, Cone 10 Glaze
7" x 6" x 3"
175.00

Michal Niv
Rubber Tailed Birds
Porcelain, Gold Luster, Yellow Rubber
4" x 6.6" x 4.5"
172.00

Mike Strumbras
Creamware Cup Pair
Porcelain, Cone 10 Reduction, Natural Aspen Ash Glazes
3.75" x 8" x 3.5"
70.00

Mike Strumbras
Peony Mug Pair
Porcelain, Cone 10 Reduction, Natural Aspen Ash Glazes
5" x 9" x 4"
80.00

Matt Wren
Portrait Cups 1
Anagama Fired Stoneware
4.5 x 7 x 3.5
80.00

Niko Weissenberger
Pint Pair
Woodfired Porcelain
7" x 3.5" x 3.5"
80.00

Niko Weissenberger
Smokey Rock
Woodfired Porcelain
4" x 3.5" x 3.5"
70.00

Ray Chen
Water Movement
Porcelain, Stoneware, Wheel Thrown
4" x 6" x 2 1/2"
1600.00 NFS

Ron Mello
Teabowls 520-521
Cut and Faceted Stoneware, Oxidation Fired
3.7" x 5" x 5"
Tea Bowl 520 is $70.00 Tea Bowl 421 is $75.00

Suzanne Mauro
Reminiscent of Pompeii
Porcelain, Stoneware, Nichrome Wire, Encaustic
10" x 4" x 4"
500.00

Susan Speck
Lucky Cup
Handbuilit, Midrange Porcelain, Stamped, Sprigged, Underglazed, Stained and Glazed
4" x 5" x 4"
35.00

Stephanie Wilhelm
Figure Cups
Low Fire Red Ware with Underglazes and Sgraffito Figures
4" x 3" x 4"
45.00 Each

Scott Williamson
Untitled
Wood Fired Stoneware Shino Lined with Shino/Ash Outside
4 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
90.00

Thomas Perry
Strata Tumblers
Colored Stonewares, Slab-Built, Glazed, Electric Fired, Cone 9
5 1/2" x 3" x 3"
40.00 each, 80.00 pair