TWIN CUPS: NATIONAL CERAMIC EXHIBITION 2017

Judges' Statement

            I would like to say thank you to David Harris and the MWSU Clay guild for affording me the opportunity to select cups for this exhibition and also to all of the artists that submitted work.
            I approached the selection process with an openness to considering a diverse range of perspectives and interpretations of the “Twin Cups” theme. I avoided judging pieces based on any particular criterion of beauty or function, but rather I sought out work that seemed confident and resolved in the apparent purpose described by the forms, surfaces and pairings.
            There was definitely difficulty in determining the quality of physical objects from photographs. There was some distortion, some white balance issues, and I could rarely see the insides of the work or the bottoms. As a result, I performed a considerable amount of independent research to verify quality where craftsmanship was not easily discernible from the provided images, to get a better feel for the materiality of the work and to seek out context with work that contained highly specific visual language and symbolic content. I made a concerted effort to disregard professional pedigree. I was pleased to see how readily almost all of the submitting artists shared information about their work and considerations online.
            I used a ranking system to rearrange the submissions and returned to my arrangements frequently to consider and reconsider the objects in groups of similar quality. Quieter work often gained my appreciation through repeated viewings and very identical pairs in many cases became less interesting. Ultimately, I thought the most successful work appeared both knowledgeable in terms of its relationship to traditional craft, sculptural, or visual practices and tactful in its deliberate departures from these established styles.
            I very much enjoyed getting to consider this work, and I have added many new artists to my radar as a result of the experience. I hope you all continue to submit work to organizations that support the arts and foster critical dialogue.

Mike Stumbras

 



Keith Ekstam                   Best of Show Award- $500.00
Mo 181
8" x 11" x 10"
Hand-Built, Wood- Fired Stoneware And Found Object
$200
keithekstamceramics.com

 



Jim Gottuso
                      First Place Award- $200.00
Etched Porcelain Cup With Red Splatters
4.5 x 4.5 x 4.5
^6 Grolleg Porcelain, Terra Sigillata / Shellac Resist
$48 each




Jake Boggs                    Second Place Award $100.00

Pink Marble Mugs
4.5 x 8 x 3.5
Porcelain, Pigment, Wheel-Thrown, Cone 6 Oxidation, Satiné
$100

 



Asta Bubliene
Tea For Two
3.25 x 5 x 3.5
Wheel Thrown Porcelain, Cone 6 Electric Fires, Mishima Decoration, Underglazes, Glazes
$50 each
astajoana.com





Alder Gustafson

Mountain Meadow Tumblers
6.5" x 2.75" x 2.75"
Water Etched Slip Cast Porcelain With Celadon Glaze. Soda Fired In Reduction To Cone 10
$50 each
alnusrubra.com





Adam Jennett
Pair Of Mugs
3.5 in x 3in x 5in
Earthenware With Slip And Glazes. Wheel Thrown And Altered
$35 each




Adam Jennett

Pair Of Mugs
3.5 in x 3 in x 4.5in
Earthenware With Slip And Glazes. Wheel Thrown And Altered
$35 each

 



Adrian Sandstrom

Mugs
5" x 3.5" x 4.5"
Multi-Fired Cone 6 Porcelain With Underglazes, Glaze, And Decals
$50 each
adriansandstrom.com a_sandstrom_1.jpg





Adrian Sandstrom
White And Red Cups
3.5" x 3.25" x 3.25"
Multi-Fired Cone 6 Porcelain With Underglazes And Glazes
$40 each
adriansandstrom.com

 



Bruce Kitts
Cups
3.25 x 4 x 4
Soda Fired Porcelain With Small Additions Of Wood/Salt To Cone 11
$60
www.brucekittsceramics.com

 



Brianna Shimer

Cherry Blossom Mugs
3.5 in x 5 in x 3.75 in Wheel-Thrown Porcelain, Cone 10 Reduction
$48
briannashimerceramics.com

 



Brianna Shimer

Light Moss Green Mugs 3
.25 in x 4.5 in x 3.5 in
Wheel-Thrown Porcelain, Cone 10 Reduction
$42
briannashimerceramics.com

 



Christy Culp
Blackberry Fields Series
2" x 5.25" x 4.25"
Earthenware, Low Fire Slip, Underglaze, Sgraffito, Low Fire Glaze
$80 set $40 each





Chaz Martinsen
Heptagon Sippers
3 x 3 x 3
Slip Cast Stone Ware, Underglaze And Glaze. Cone 6 Oxidation
$120
instagram @chazmartinsen





Cynthia Morelli
Cup Set 3
Height 3” Width 5” Depth 3”
Thrown And Glazed Wood Fired Stoneware
$90/pair

 




Carlos Prado
Couple
4.5" x 8.5" x 4"
Stoneware / Cone 7 Reduction
$120
http://www.carlosenriqueprado.com/





Denise Joyal
Whiskey Rollers
3.5 x 3 x 3
Soda-Fired White Stoneware
$120 pair
www.kilnjoy.com




Daniel Pfohl
Whiskey Cups
4" x 3.5" x 3.5"
Soda Fired Stoneware
$70 Set
http://www.danielpfohl.com





Don Reynolds
Clown Suit Cups
5.5 x 3.25 x 3.25
Mid-Range Porcelain With Underglazes, Wax, And Glaze. Fired In Oxidation To Cone 6
$100

 



David Scott Smith

"Demons Of Consumption" Face Jugs & Circus Stands
8 x 6 x 4
Stoneware Fired To Cone 10 In Oxidation; Glazes And Underglazes
$185 each
davidscottsmithceramics.com




Emily Lopresto
Small Mugs
3.5" x 3" x 3"
Colored Porcelain. Slip Cast.
$42 each w
ww.eloceramicart.com




Gaye Ann Hutton

Pair Of Cups
3.5 x 4.25 x 3.5
Porcelain And Glaze, Cone 6 Oxidation
$70

 



Gabriel Tetrev
Rustic Cylinders - Green
4.75 x 2.5 x 2.5
Red Clay, Microcrystalline Glaze
$20 each
www.gptetrev.com




Horacio Casillas

Untitled
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 4 3/4
Porcelain, Thrown And Altered, Soda Fired
$40 each
www.horaciocasillas.com

 




John Domenico
Celadon Pair
3.25" x 3.25" x 3.25"
Wood-Fired Stoneware
$120
johndomenicoartist.com

 



Joseph Madrigal
Parallax Cups
3 in x 5.5 in x 4 in
Porcelain With Celadon / Wheel-Thrown And Assembled
$300
http://www.josephmadrigal.com/




Jennifer Masley

Irish Twins
4 in x 6.5 in x 6 in Nichrome Wire, Jasperware And Egyptian Paste
$80

 



Jim Mitchell

Wobble 2 And Fro
4" x 5.25" x 5.25"
Stoneware, Oxidation Fired, Air Brushed Stains With Blocking Agents
$60 pair
www.jimmitchell.wix.com/makepots




Katie Mallaber
Blue-Green Microcrystalline Cups
4 x 3 x 4
Stoneware/Porcelain Mix, Slow Cooling For Microcrystalline Growth
$80
www.katiemallaber.weebly.com

 



Lakyn Bowman

Companions
3.5 x 3.5
Terra Cotta To Cone 1
$65
lbowmanceramics.com

 



Lane Chapman

Death's Head
4 in x 3 in x 3 in
Red Stoneware, Slip, Underglazes, Cobalt, Mishima Technique
$65 each
https://lanechapman.wixsite.com/lanechapmanarts

 



Lane Chapman

Birds For Mcdonalds
4.25 in x 3.5 in x 3.5 in
Red Stoneware, Slip, Underglazes, Mishima Technique
$70 each
https://lanechapman.wixsite.com/lanechapmanarts




Lalana Fedorschak
Celadon Couple
4" x 3.5" x 4"
Stoneware And Celadon, Fired In Gas-Soda, Refired In Cone 10 Gas
$35 each
https://lalanafedorschak.com/




Lalana Fedorschak
Two-Toned Twins
5" x 4" x 4.5"
Toneware And Glaze, Fired In Cone 10 Gas
$35 each
https://lalanafedorschak.com/




Lou Raye Nichol
Carbon-Trapped Mugs
5" x 3.5" x 3.5"
Porcelain With Carbon-Trapped Shino With Copper Flashing
$35 each
www.louraye.com




Lauren Visokay
Contrasting Mugs
5.5" x 2.5" x 5.25"
Wheel-Thrown, Faceted, And Stretched Stoneware, Soda Fired To Cone 10
$100





Mark Rossier
Lavender Taos Yunomi Pair
4" x 3.25" x 3.25"
Thrown And Altered Stoneware With Brushed And Slip Trailed Decoration Electric Fired To Cone 6
$80 pair
www.markrossierpottery.com

 



Mark Rossier
Turquoise Bird Americanos
3.5" x 4.75" x 3.25"
Thrown And Altered Stoneware With Brushed And Slip Trailed Decoration Electric Fired To Cone 6
$90. pair
www.markrossierpottery.com




Marianne E. Tolosa

Giverny Coquettes
4.5" x 4.5" x 3"
Mid-Fire Porcelain, 22k Gold / Mishima, Sculpted Florals
$165
www.whitepeachpottery.com




Nolan Baumgartner
Pair Of Mugs
4 x 4.5 x 3.75
Soda Fired Porcelain
$90 / $45 each
www.nolanbaumgartner@mac.com




Nolan Baumgartner

Grasses Mugs
3.5 x 4.5 x 3.25
Soda Fired Porcelain With Water Etched Flashing Slip
$90 / $45 each
www.nolanbaumgartner@mac.com




Nolan Baumgartner
Green Swoop Mugs
3.5 x 4.5 x 3.25
Soda Fired Porcelain
$100 / $50 each
www.nolanbaumgartner@mac.com




Niikah Hatfield

Quilted Cups
3" x 3" x 3"
Stoneware/Wheel Thrown
NFS
niikahhatfield.wixsite.com/niikahhatfield

 



Nikki Lewis
Espresso Cups
4 3/4" x 3 1/2" x 4"
Earthenware, Slip, Underglaze Sgraffito And Paper Resist
$50 each




Paul A. McCoy

Morning Ritual
4 x 8 x 3.25
Stoneware; Wood Fired To Cone 11
$110

 



Rachel Hubbard
Eleanor Rhino Whiskey Cups
3.5" x 6" x 3"
Stoneware, Underglaze, Tissue Decal, Laser Decal
$120
www.rachelvhubbard.com





Robin M. Mackay
Bright Red Oil Spot Tea Bowls
2.75" x 3.75" x 3.75"
Porcelain, Oil Spot Glazes, Underglaze. Cone 6 Oxidation
$90 / 45 each
robinmackayceramics.com

 



Rosalind Shaffer
Burning Words
6” x 8” x 5”
Porcelain, Underglaze, Glaze
$550
www.rosalindshafferceramicart.com




Robin Riker Stark
Streamer Mugs
1.5" x 5" x 3.5"
Stoneware, Mid-Range Oxidation, Underglaze And Glaze
$125
robinstarkstudio.net




Sandra Blain
Bird Cups #3 and #7
4.25" x 4.5" x 3.5"
Stoneware - Slab Construction - Carved Pattern - Underglazes, Glazes
$140
sandyblain.com




Samantha Hostert

Sipper Pair
2.5" x 3" x 3"
Porcelain, Underglaze Inlay, Terra Sigillata, Glaze, Soda Fired To Cone 10
$60
www.samanthahostert.com

 



Samantha Hostert
Two Mugs
4.25" x 4.5" x 3.5"
Porcelain, Underglaze Inlay, Terra Sigillata, Glaze, Soda Fired To Cone 10
$90
www.samanthahostert.com




Stephen Lally
Espresso Sibs
2.5 x 3.5 x 3
Wood Fired, Salt, Green Dolomite Glaze, Stoneware
$80
stephenlallypottery.com

 

Stacy Larson
Irish Coffee Pedestal Mugs
5.5'' x 4.25'' x 3''
Porcelain, Cone 6 Oxidation, Altered, 2017
$45 each
https://sllarson.wixsite.com/stacylarson





Scott McClellan
Guinomis
2" x 3" x 3"
Wood Fired Porcelain
$25 each
mcclellanpottery.com




Sava Shoemaker
?#@&%! Yunomis
4.5 x 3 x 3
Porcelain, Cone 6, Oxidation
$45
Instagram: Ceramicdude




Susan Speck
Blue Indio Column Teabowls
4 x 3.5 x 3.5
Press Molded, Textured, Porcealin Slabs, Press Molded Sprigs, Stenciled Underglaze, Glaze...All Molds Are Handmade By Artist
$40 each...$75 both
www.susanspeck.com




Scott Stuhldreher
Sucker Punch
4.75in x 6.5 in x 6in
Cone 6 Iceman Clay, Wheel Thrown, Altered, Hand Built. Kitten Clear Glaze With Gold And Palladium Laguna Luster
$200
https://www.instagram.com/scott_stuhldreher/

 



Tilla Rodemann
Whales
3.5“ x 10.5“ x 4“
Porcelain, Glaze, Underglaze, Wheel Thrown, Hand Painted
$140 pair
tillarodemann.com

 



Tyler Suter
Untitled
5" x 4" x 4"
Ceramic, Wood Fired Stoneware
$20 each
suterceramics.com

 



Veronica Watkins
Square Cups
3.5" x 3.5" x 3.5"
White Stoneware, Underglaze, Stain, Glaze, Cone 6 Oxidation
$40 each
veronicawatkins.com

 



Veronica Watkins
Square Cups
3.5" x 3.5" x 3.5"
White Stoneware, Underglaze, Stain, Glaze, Cone 6 Oxidation
$40 each
veronicawatkins.com