TWIN CUPS: NATIONAL CERAMIC EXHIBITION 2017

Judges' Statement

First, thank you to Missouri Western State University's Clay Guild and David Harris for the invitation to be the juror for Twin Cups exhibit and thanks to each artist for the privilege of allowing me to examine your work. 

One of the most difficult things about jurying a cup show digitally is the inability to hold and interact with the pieces.  Don’t get me wrong, I love our digital world, but the form of the cup, perhaps more than any other form, is not meant to be experienced on a computer screen.  The haptic considerations of weight, balance, texture, or generally how one would experience it during use are not present. I had to shift my focus to purely visual form and my interpretation of the maker’s intentions, and perhaps how well I thought they communicated these intentions. To fully appreciate what is presented before me I had to imagine all of the things that are otherwise hidden. 

It was entertaining to see how so many artists interpreted the theme of making pairs of objects. The most straightforward, and probably most common, is simply to make identical, or nearly identical objects.  I also appreciated those artists who used variations on a theme to create cups that, much like a family, contain members that look related but are distinguished as individuals by variations in line, color, form or other contrasting elements. A final group that I really enjoyed were those who used other objects to tie their cups together most often taking the form of coasters, trays, platforms, and plinths.

A juror’s opinion is only one, so whether you work was selected or not I would encourage to continue to put your work in front of others and of course support organizations that promote the arts and provide opportunities to exhibit. It was highly enjoyable for me to peruse all of your creations and I thank all of you for the opportunity.

Ted Neal

 


Andrew
McIntyre     Best of Show Award- $500.00
Blue And White Cup And Saucer Set
Porcelain, Stoneware And Walnut Inlay. Reduction And Wood Fired To Cone 10
4" x 5" x 5"
$75.00 each
www.andrewmcintyreceramics.com

 


Seth Green
          First Place Award- $200.00
Tankards
Reduction-Fired Stoneware, Glaze, White Gold Luster
3.25" x 9.5" x 3.5"
$100 set
sethgreenpottery.com

 


Chaz J Martinsen        Second Place Award $100.00

Fluted Hexagon Mugs
CAD Designed, Slipcast Porcelain, Soda Fired, Old Growth Redwood
6" x 3" x 3"
$40 for each cup
chazmartinsen.com

 


Amanda Barr    
Anemone Cocktail Set
5" x 5" x 9"

Porcelain, Mishima, Underglaze Printing, Cone 6 Ox; Earthenware With Mica Cone 2 Ox
$150.00
amandambarr.com




Amanda Barr    
Flamingos Cup Set
5" x 5" x 9"

Porcelain, Mishima, Underglaze Printing, Cone 6 Ox; Earthenware With Mica Cone 2 Ox
$150.00
amandambarr.com




Adrienne Eliades
Stripy Duo
Ceramic: Cone 7 Oxidation Porcelain/Wheel Thrown Cup, Inlay Underglaze
5" x 3.25" x 3.25"
$95
www.adrienneeliades.com



Alexandra FitzGerald

Shared
Brown Stoneware, Slip, Underglaze, Copper Oxide, Cone 6 Electric
3.75" x 3" x 4"
$110.00
http://afitzpottery.myportfolio.com

 


Abby Reczek

Two Tumblers
Wheel Thrown Porcelain, Hand Carved Design, Gas Fired
6" x 3 "
$70 for set
www.reczekpottery.com



Andrew Koester

Paddled Porcelain Princesses
Grolleg Porcelain. Salt Fired to Cone 11
4.5" x 4.25" x 3.5"
$92 Set
www.akoesterclay.com


Ann Ruel

Motherbirds and nestlings-Leading
Porcelain, Handdrawn Imagery, Slipped And Sgraffitoed, Glazed Cone 5
3 ½" x 5" x 3 ½"
$100.00
http://littlestreetpottery.faso.com/#/



Beth Goobic

Whisk(e)y Sipper
Ceramic Porcelain and Stoneware Soda and Salt Fired
2" x 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
$40 each
bethgoobic.com

 


Bradley Klem

Lowballs
Porcelain, Ceramic Decals, China Paint, Luster
4.5" x 3.5" x 3.5"
$118.00
www.bradleyklem.com

 


Kwok-Pong (Bobby) Tso

Cups
Slip Cast Porcelain, Hand Texture, Glaze
6 1/2" x 4" x 3"
$65 each
www.BobbyTso.com



Christopher Watt

Coffee Cups
Wood-Fired Salt-Glazed Stoneware
4'' x 4.5'' x 4.5''
$80

 


Courtney L Michaud

Spring Cups
Wheel-thrown Cone 10 Porcelain
3.75 x 3.5 x 3.25
75.00
www.courtneymichaud.com


Dan Murphy

Unomi
Wood-Fired Salt-Glazed Stoneware
3.5" x 3" x 3"
$80

 


Don Reynolds

Wine/Liquor Sipper Set
Mid-Range Porcelain With Underglazes, Wax Resist, And Clear Glaze. Fired To Cone 6 In Oxidation
6" x 8.75" x 3.25"
$125 set



David Stevens

Two Tumblers
Colored Porcelain Slip, Underglaze, Glaze, Cone 10 Reduction
9.5" x 9.75" x 5"
$125.00

 


Dallas Wooten

Soda Fired Deco Pair
Porcelain, Celadon Glaze, Soda Fired and Reduction Cooled, and Slip
5" x 3" x 3"
$80
dallaswooten.wordpress.com

 


Dallas Wooten

Carved and Inlaid Deco Pair
Porcelain, Celadon Glaze, cone 10 Reduction, inlaid slip, and wet sanded from 50-3000 and buffed foot
5" x 3" x 3"
$80
dallaswooten.wordpress.com



Eileen Sackman

Yunomi Set
Stoneware/ Woodfired
4" x 3" x 3"
$60 each
www.eileensackmanceramics.com



Frank Krevens

Sunset Shino
4.5" x 4" x 4"
Porcelain, Cone 10, Gas Fired Reduction
$110.00
frankkrevens.com

 


Frank Krevens

Toffee
4.5" x 4" x 4"
Porcelain, Cone 10, Gas Fired Reduction
$110.00
frankkrevens.com


Faris Zahrah

Tanya Cortez
Woodfired Stoneware
2.5" x 3" x 3"
$150 set

 


Horacio Casillas

Tile 6 set
Porcelain/soda fired
2 1/2" x 3" x 3"
$50

 


Ian Connors

Tumblers
Woodfired Porcelain
8" x 7" x 3.5"
$95
www.ianconnors.com

 


Ian Connors

Mugs
Woodfired Porcelain
4.5" x 11" x 4"
$90
www.ianconnors.com

 


Ian Park

Tumblers (Indigestion Series)
Ceramic, Thrown and Pinched
6.75" x 4" x 3"
$70 each
ianparkart.com



Juli Crenshaw

Rooks of Good and Evil
Glazed Stoneware Handbuilt
5 " x 5" x 4"
$35

 


Julie Devers

Facet Cups
Wood Fired Stoneware; Natural Ash Glaze
3.75" x 3" x 3"
$80.00 (set)
www.newgrangepottery.com

 


Jacob Meer

Mugs
Wood Fired Porcelain
4" x 10" x 5"
$84.00

 


Joe Page

Cloud Tumblers
Slipcast Porcelain, Cone 10
$100
www.joe-page.com



Joe Page

Landscape Teabowls
3-D Printed and Slipcast Porcelain, Cone 10
$80
www.joe-page.com

 


Jessica Wilson
Time Series: Cups 3
Porcelain, cone 6 oxidation, sandblasted
5" x 3" x 3"
$70.00
www.JessicaWilsonCeramics.com

 


Kreg Owens

Siblings
Cone 10 Porcelain Fired in Oxidation with Copper Leaf
5.25" x 11.5" x 2.5"
$145.00

 


Kreg Owens

Bourbon Cups
Cone 10 Porcelain Fired In Oxidation With Original Decal Transfers And Copper Leaf
4" x 4.25" x 4.25"
$95.00


Kari Robertson

Donut Envy
Thrown and Altered. Glazed Mid-Fire Electric
2-3/4" x 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"
$40

 


Ken Lu

Rhombus Mug
Self-formualted Stoneware Clay Soda Fired Cone 9s
4.25 x 4 x 3.5
50 for both


Lakyn Bowman
Salt Fired Cups
Wheel Thrown, Salt Fired B-Mix, Cone 10
4in x 3in
$80 for set

 


Lakyn Bowman

Salt Fired Mugs
Wheel Thrown, Salt Fired B-Mix, Cone 10
4in x 3in
$95 for set



Laura Nave

Tree Mugs
Earthenware Fired to Cone 02
3" x 9" x 4"
NFS
www.lauranaveceramics.com

 


Logan Wall

Juice Cups
Red Earthenware
4" x 3" x 3.25"
$90
logwallceramics.com



Lisa York

Mugs
Ceramic
6 x 4 x 3
$92
lisayorkarts.com



Lisa York

Tumblers
Ceramic
7 x 3 x 3
$92
lisayorkarts.com

 


Marian Baker

Wine Cups
Porcelaneous Stoneware, Wheel-Thrown, Slip Trailing
4" x 2.5" x 2.5"
$32 each
marianbakerpottery.com

 


Matthew Mitros

Porcelain And Stoneware; Slipcast And Extruded
4.5 x 7.5 x 5
$75
www.mattmitros.com

 


Melody Monroe

Pair
Wheel Thrown And Altered Porcelain, Underglazes, Cone 6 Glazes
approx 5" x approx3.5" x approx3.5"
NFS

 


Melody Monroe

Companions
approx 4" x approx5.5" x approx5.5"
NFS

 


Marcus Najac

Two Mugs
Porcelain, Soda Fired, Cone 10
3.5 x 4.5 x 3.5
$70

 


Marcus Najac
Two Mugs
Stoneware, Soda Fired, Cone 10
4.5 x 4.5 x 3.5
$70

 


Nick Lammay

Whiskey Cups
Porcelain, Wood Fired
3in. X 3in. X 3in
$ 70 Set

 


Parker M. Hunt

Faceted Sip Sisters
Wheel Thrown White Stoneware, Faceted When Wet, ^12 Woodfired Shino
3.25" x 2.5" x 3"
NFS
Parkermhunt.wix.com/vesselmaker       ( not updated)


 


Paul Ide

Whiskey Cups
Stoneware with Rusto Fat Cap impressions and Iron Oxide Decals, Cone 6 Oxidation, Black Walnut Base with Rusto Fat Cap Feet
5" x 8" x 4"
$120.00
www.idehaus.com

 


Paula West

B/W Shape Mugs
Porcelain, Wheel Thrown, Wax Resist, Underglaze, Mishima, Glaze, Oxidation
4 in x 5.25 in x 3.75 in
$100
www.pauawestpottery.com

 

 



Sarah Chenoweth Davis

Dotty and Spotty
Thrown & Hand-Built Porcelain, Underglazes, Dimensional Glaze
3.25 x 9.5 x 3.5
$120
SLCDavis.com


Sam Scott

Fraternal Twins
Wheel Thrown Porcelain
3 3/4" x 5" x 4"
Cup $50, Set $100
www.samscottppottery.com

 


Silvija S Singh

(But You May Love It Anyway)
Porcelain, Hand-built
6 x 3 x 3
$90 each

 


Victoria Rose Martin

LEFT: Inside I Travel Happiness Cup
Hand built earthenware, glaze, oxide, paint, pens, prisma
4.25 x 3 x 3
$85

RIGHT: Take My Heart 2 Happiness Cup
Hand built earthenware, glaze, oxides, paint, pens, prisma
5 x 4.5 x 4
$
125

http://www.VictoriaRoseMartin.com