TWIN CUPS: NATIONAL CERAMIC EXHIBITION 2016

Judges' Statement

In judging the entries to Twin Cups I enjoyed seeing many good pieces. It was particularly enjoyable to see the cups presented as a set and to take in the dialogue between the sets of cups.

The cup is such an iconic form in pottery, generally small, intimate and unassuming but capable of really codifying an articulate aesthetic position. The aesthetic range of works in Twin Cups range from elemental atmospheric fired works, design based works, sculptural presentations, works with a painterly orientation and warm and inviting functional works.

I tried to select a range of aesthetic orientations in the work selected. Going through the entire group of images many times I wanted to recognize works that seemed to occupy their aesthetic, whatever it was, in a clear, convincing and confident manner.

Bede Clarke

 

Harry Kunhardt           Best of Show Award- $500.00
Light Clay/Dark Clay Yunomis
Porcelaneous Stoneware/Iron-Bearing Stoneware/8 Day Anagama Firing
4" x 3.5" x 3.5"
$120

 

Keith Ekstam          First Place Award- $200.00
Teabowls wiith Stand
Wood-fired, handbuilt stoneware on crucible stand
6.25" x 7" x 7"
$225

 

Israel Davis        Second Place Aaward $100.00
Caroline and Christina's Dream Flghts
Digitally generated imagery, screen-printed transfer with underglazes, porcelain slip, stoneware, wood-fired cone 11
5" x 3" x 3"
$250 for the pair

 

Anne Bernard-Pattis     
We Watched over Paris for Eight Hundred Years



Adrienne Eliades
Twin Cities
Thrown porcelain mugs, colored clay handles, decorated with die cut stencil resist with underglazes, fired to cone 7
2.75 x 4.5 x 3.5
$80 ($40 each)




Amy Fields
Coffee Pour-Over and Mug Set
Porcelain, cone 6
8" x 5" x 5"
$95


Alisa Holen
Spiked Drinks
Chocolate Stoneware. Thrown and Hand-built. Satin black and reticulating glazes. Cone 10
4.5" x 4" x 4" each
50.00 each

 

Andrew Kellnert
Two Cups
Stoneware / ∆10 Saltfired
4.5 x 3 x 3
$50


Andrew McIntyre
Blue & Orange Mugs
Porcelain/Soda Fired
4 x 3.5 x 3.5
$38 each


Andrew McIntyre
Red.Yellow.Green Tumblers
Stoneware/Wood Fired
7.5 x 3 x 3
$40 each

 

Ashlyn Pope
Lovers
Porcelain- Sgraffito
3" x 9" x 3 1/2"
$150.00

 

Ann Ruel
Finding the Light Bees
Porcelain and Stoneware, Underglazes and glazes. Hand Drawn, Cone 5
3.75 x 2.75 x 2.75
$55 for the set


Adam Yungbluth
A Uniwhale and Diamonds
stoneware, glazes, wood and soda fired
5 x 4 x 3
$50 each

 

Breena Buettner
Slightly Squared Mugs
Wood and Soda Fired Stoneware
4.75 x 5 x 4
set $75

 

Bryan Horn
Tumblers
Stoneware/Salt Fired cone 10
6" x 4" x 4"
$65


Bradley Klem
Neurotoxic
porcelain, china paint, ceramic decal
6" x 3.5" x 3.5"
$120.00

 

Cal Cook
Wood Fired Cups with Swirl
Porcelain / wheel thrown / wood fired
3.5 x 3 x 3
$80

 

Cal Cook
Mugs with Abscess in Pink and White
White Earthenware / hand built / cone 04 electric
3.5 x 3.5 x 3.5
$60


Carol Kliger
Salt fired Teabowls
porcelain, iron saturate glaze, salt fired, cone 12
3.75" x 3.25" x 3.50"
$300 pair, $150 each


Deighton Abrams
WHT MTN VOID 4 2 PPL
5 3/4" max x 3 1/4" x 3 1/4"
porcelain, underglazes, cone 9 reduction
$100.00

 

Douglas Gray
Mace Cups
Thrown porcelaneous stoneware with sprigs, cone 11 reduction fired
4 inches x 4 inches x 4 inches
$100 for the set

 

Dian Magie
Natural Ash Design
media
4.75" x 3.5" x 3.5"
$50 for pair

 

Douglas Peck
Belly
Porcelain; Anagama wood-fired
4.25 x 3.25 x 3.25
$100

 

Deshun Peoples
Jingdezhen Waves
Slip-cast porcelain with hand-trimmed feet (high fire), and celadon glaze
4.3 in. x 3.7 in. x 3.3 in
NFS

 

Hayne Bayless
Twin Demitasse with Ebony
Handbuilt porcelain, extruded, incised black slip, hand-carved ebony, cone 10 reduction
3 in. x 5 in. x 5 in
$120 each

 

Helen Marie Farrant
My Crusty Companion
Porcelain - Soda Fired
3.50" each x 4" each x 4"each
$40 each


Harry Kunhardt
Wood-Fired Yunomis
Porcelaneous Stoneware/8 Day Anagama Firing
4" x 3.5" x 3.5"
$120

 

Hannah May
Old Fashioned Cups
wood fired porcelain
3.5" x 3.75" each x 3.75"
$85

 

Horacio Rodriguez
Pin-Up Girl Cups
Slip Cast Stoneware, Soda fired, decals and gold lustre
7 x 4 x 4
$225

 

Ian Shelly
Shine Cup Pair
Reduction fired Porcelain with Shino and Woodash
4 x 3.5 x 3.5
$100


Ian Shelly
Shine Cup Pair
Reduction fired Porcelain with Shino and Woodash
3.5 x 3.5 x 3.5
$100

 

Jackie Head
Cup Set
Slip cast porcelain, cone 6 oxidation
3.75 x 3.25 x 3.25
$60

 

Jessie Rienerth
Little Landscapes
Wheel- thrown Red Stoneware, Handbuilt additions, Layered Glaze
5 x 3 x 3
$72.00 for pair

 

Kimberly Allison
Flowing Dots Whiskey Cups
Wheel-thrown porcelain, mishima inlay, cone 6 oxidation.
3 x 3 x 3
$30 each

 

Kimberly Allison
Stacked Pentagons Tumbler and Whiskey Cup
T:5.75;     W:3 x 3 x 3
T: $40; W: $30

 

Keith Ekstam
Rhytons with Stand
Wood-fired, wheel-thrown and handbuilt stoneware on crucible stand
9.5 in x 9 in x 9 in
$225

 

Kyle Hendrix
Green Slipped Cup Set
Soda Fired Stoneware
4 x 3.5 x 3.5
$100


Kevin W. Hughes
Brown Couple
C10 Reduction fired Dark Stoneware with glaze
4 x 2.5 x 2.5
$40

 

Luke Gnadinger
Square Mugs
Thrown and altered stoneware. Woodfired at ^10
3" x 3.5" x 5"
$100


Lina Seidman
Half&Half Tea Cups
mid range porcelain, cup thrown, saucer handmade, underglaze decal collage, gold luster, half thrown
2.5" x 4.75" x 4.75"
$100


Marion Angelica
Dark Champagne Flutes
Hand-built Grolleg Porcelain
9 x 3 x 3
$75 each

 

Meg Beaudoin
Sake for Two
Stoneware thrown and altered on the potters wheel, slip, natural ash glaze. Woodfired in anagama kiln for 6 days
2" x 2.50" x 2.50"
$200

 

Mike Cinelli
Intergalactic Triadic Yunomi Pair
earthenware, terra sigalata, underglaze, fired-cone 04 electric
5" x 4" x 4"
$70

 

Myra Douglass
Whiskey Bowls
salt fired. b-mix wood. thrown and altered.
2.75 x 3.25 x 2.75
$30 each or $60 pair

 

Michael T. Hurley
Stone Whiskey Vessels No. 1
Cone 10 Slip Cast Porcelain
5" x 6.5" x 3.25"
$175

 

Margaret Patterson
Spiral Tumblers w/Large Dots
Porcelain/Wheel Thrown/Shino Glaze/Gas Fired Cone 10 Reduction
5.5" x 3" x 3"
NFS

 

Mike Stumbras
Demitasse Set for Two
Cone 10 soda fired porcelain, peach celadon, kiln brick
7" x 6" x 5"
$125

 

Mike Stumbras
Coffee Plant Pair
Cone 10 soda fired porcelain, mishima slip inlay
5.5" x 5" x 4.5"
$100

 

Marjorie Nichols
Tumblers
porcelain cone 10 soda firing
5.5" x 3" x 3"
price

 

Nicole Merkens
Friends Listen
Handbuilt cups- terracotta, underglazes and engobes
5" x 4" x 4"
$100

 

Niko Weissenberger
Firebox Pints 2
Woodfired Porcelain
6" x 2.5" x 2.5"
$50.00 each

 

Patrick Rademaker
Tumbler Set
Wood Fired Porcelain
10.5" x 3.5" x 3.5"
$90


Steve Hilton
Untitled Cup I and Untitled Cup II
Stoneware/Stain
$125 each

 

Scott McClellan
Yunomis
Wood Fired Stoneware
4 x 6 x 3
$60

 

Scott McClellan
Mugs
Wood Fired Stoneware
4 x 8 x 3
$70

 

Todd Hayes
Rocks and Sipper Set
Brick clay, colored slip and glaze. Cone 3 oxidation
3" x 3" x 3'
$75.00

 

Todd Hayes
Rocks Cups
Brick clay, colored slip and glaze. Cone 3 oxidation
3" x 3" x 3'
$75.00

 

Tiffany Tang
Blue & White, "Two"
Porcelain, Reduction cone 8
2.75" x 7.25" x 3.5"
$100