Archive Gallery — 10 March 2015
Mug Shots: 7th Annual Juried Cup Show

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Mug Shots: 7th Annual Juried Cup Show
Juried by Brian Harper
Reception, Friday, April 3, 5-8 p.m.
View in our Folsom Gallery through May 30

Brian Harper, associate professor of Fine Art and Ceramics, area coordinator at Indiana University Southeast, and the founder and executive director of Artaxis.org, a growing online network of over 250 contemporary artists that serves as a way to keep artists and viewers connected and communicating about ceramic art, will make selections from some of the most intriguing and exceptional cups produced by contemporary ceramic artists in LUX Center for the Arts’ seventh annual nationwide juried cup exhibition. Functional and non-functional interpretations of the cup, produced in clay, may be submitted.

 



A Note from the Gallery Director

Greetings!

Spring is finally here, and the LUX is ready with another fabulous show for you to experience.  Opening Friday, April 3rd, is our annual juried cup show, Mug Shots: 7th Annual Juried Cup Show.  For our seventh consecutive year, we invited artists from around the country to submit images of their work to be evaluated by an expert in the field of ceramics.  This year our juror, Brian Harper, selected 52 cups by 28 different artists to be exhibited in our Folsom gallery.

I often reflect on my current place and setting…as someone who grew up on the east coast and moved to Nebraska, I think about what it means to live in the very center of the country.  I find there to be an interesting convergence of ideas and culture that truly represents the essence of what this show is: a collection of interpretations of the drinking vessel, an item that we often take for granted in our day-to-day lives.  Each iteration is as unique as its maker, and therein we find the beauty of such a diverse assembly of individuals that have gathered here in Lincoln, Nebraska for us to view.

I would be remiss if I did not share with you how fortunate we are to have Brian Harper joining us for the event.  Brian is currently an associate professor of Fine Art and Ceramics Area Coordinator at Indiana University Southeast. He is also co-coordinator of the Ronald L. Barr Gallery on campus.  He holds a BFA from Northern Arizona University and an MA and MFA from the University of Iowa. In addition to his studio practice, he is the founder and executive director of Artaxis.org, a growing online network of over 300 contemporary artists that serves as a way to keep artists and viewers connected and communicating about ceramic art.  Needless to say, Brian’s extensive knowledge and expertise have lent themselves perfectly for his role as our juror, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the LUX for the opening, where he will speak about the work.

Brian will be giving two visiting artist lectures while he is here in Lincoln, and both are free and open to the public.  The first is on Thursday, April 2nd, at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln at 2:30 p.m.  The second is at Doane College on Friday, April 3, at 11 a.m.

While you are here, be sure to visit the main gallery to see Taught, a showing of student and teacher pairings from Nebraska Wesleyan University.  Going on its second month, this exhibit features six instructors of fine art who selected either a former or current student to be displayed alongside them.  The spirit of education is one that we at the LUX inherited from Gladys Lux, our founder and a former Wesleyan teacher.  We honor that legacy today by celebrating our University Place neighbors in this group show.

So come and celebrate spring this Friday with a stop by the LUX, where you will get to listen to a renowned artist discuss his insights on the field of ceramics, enjoy a few refreshments, and see some fabulous art.  And who knows?  Perhaps you’ll find a new cup that your cupboard can’t live without.

See you soon!

Bri Murphy
Gallery Director


 

Stuart Asprey

“Reinheitsgetbot Beer Stein”

Porcelain, cone 6 oxidation, slip with stain. 8 x 5 x 3″

Asprey

 

 

 

 

Ian Bassett

“Slipped Cups”

Terracotta, slip, cone 6 electric. 5 x 3 x 3″

Bassett

 

 

 

Joel Brown

“Cup 1″

Stoneware, slip, ash, glaze, anagama firing, five days, cone 12. 4 x 4.75 x 4.75”

J Brown 1

 

 

“Cup 2″

Stoneware, slip, ash, glaze, anagama firing, five days, cone 12. 4.25 x 5 x 5”

J Brown 2

SOLD

 

 

“Cup 3″

Stoneware, slip, ash, glaze, anagama firing, five days, cone 12. 3.5 x 5.5 x 5”

J Brown 3

SOLD

 

 

 

Mariko Brown

“Latte Mugs (set)”

Wheel thrown porcelain, cone 7 oxidation, mishima, underglaze, luster. 4.25 x 4.5 x 3.25″

M Brown latte 1

 

 

“Latte Mugs (set)”

Wheel thrown porcelain, cone 7 oxidation, mishima, underglaze, luster. 4.25 x 4.5 x 3.25″

M Brown latte 2

SOLD

 

 

Seth Charles

“Chawan (Tea Bowl)”

Wood Fired Iron Rich Stoneware – Reduction Cooled. 3 x 4 x 4″

Charles chawan

 

 

“Yunomi”

Wood Fired Iron Rich Stoneware – Reduction Cooled. 3.5 x 3 x 3″

Charles yunomi

SOLD

 

 

Ling Chun

“High Tea Set”

Porcelain, cone 10, luster, glaze. 7 x 3.5 x 4.5″

Chun

 

 

 

Ben Dames

“X’s&O’s Mug”

Cone 6 porcelain, underglaze decorations (sgraffito and mishima) 3.5 x 4.5 x 3″

Dames

SOLD

 

 

Sydney Ewerth

“Black Bird” – *Honorable Mention*

Stoneware. 4 x 3 x 3″

Ewerth

 

 

 

Deborah Heid

“Whiskey Cup”

Anagama fired cup with slip and glaze. 3.5 x 3.5 x 3.5″

Heid

 

 

 

Kyle Johns

“Glunomi”

Slip cast from hot glue prototype, porcelain, cone 10 reduction. 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.5″

Johns

SOLD

 

 

Ronald Koehn

“Vervet Monkey Cup”

Stoneware clay, cone 5 oxidation, engobe & glaze decoration. 8 x 3.5 x 7″

Koehn monkey

 

 

 

“Predator/Prey Cup (Lion/Gnu)

Stoneware clay, cone 5 oxidation, engobe & glaze decoration. 6.5 x 3 x 8”

Koehn predator

 

 

 

Lucien Koonce

“Guinomi with Biidoro”

Hand carved and hollowed (kurinuki technique) stoneware clay; oribe glaze, natural ash glaze; wood fired (Gustin anagama) on cockle shells for 6 days to cone 12. 3 x 2.75 x 2.25″

Koonce guinomi

 

 

 

“Oni Shino Guinomi”

Hand carved and hollowed (kurinuki technique) stoneware clay; flashing slip, iron-rich clay slip, shino glaze, natural ash glaze; wood fired (Gustin anagama) on cockle shells for 6 days to cone 12. 1.5 x 2.75 x 2.75″

Koonce oni shino

SOLD

 

 

 

Chase Lilleholm

“Undulant Mugs; the Light”

Wood fired porcelain w/ crackle slip. 4.5 x 5 x 4″

Lilleholm

 

 

 

Samantha Mack

“Espresso Cup”

Porcelain, glaze, underglaze pencil, soda fired to cone 10 reduction. 3.5 x 3.75 x 2.5″

Mack espresso

 

 

“Espresso Cup with Stir Stick”

Porcelain, mason stain, soda fired to cone 10 reduction. 4 x 3 x 2″

Mack stick

SOLD

 

 

Matthew Mitros

“Sad Clouds & Lincoln Logs”

Stoneware; oxidation; thrown and hand-built. 4 x 5 x 3.5″

Mitros lincoln

 

 

“Noodles and Architecture”

Slip-cast; extruded; hand-built; stoneware; cone 6 oxidation. 6 x 6 x 6″

Mitros noodles

 

 

“Rubble Trouble Mug” – *Best in Show*

Wheel-thrown; hand-built; stoneware; cone 6 oxidation. 6 x 5 x 4″

Mitros rubble

 

 

 

Sarah Newberry

“Floral Mug”

White stoneware, wood fired, underglaze and sgraffito. 3.5 x 4 x 3.5″

Newberry

 

 

 

Max Seinfeld

“Quixotic Teabowl”

Cone 6 reduction burnout, cone 04 glaze. 5.5 x 4 x 3.5″

Seinfeld

 

 

 

Amy Smith and Simon Levin

“Echo”

Wood fired stoneware/porcelain fired to cone 10 reduction. 4 x 9 x 9″

Smith echo

 

 

“Rise”

Wood fired stoneware/porcelain fired to cone 10 reduction. 6 x 5 x 5″

Smith rise

 

 

 

Collette Spears

“Caged Tumbler”

White stoneware, coil-built and carved, cone 5 oxidation. 6 x 4 x 4″

Spears

 

 

 

Ryan Strobel

“Chipmunks in Love”

Earthenware with white slip, colored glazes and sgraffito. 4.25 x 5 x 3″

Strobel

SOLD

 

 

 

Katie Susko

“Peony Pattern Mug”

Thrown porcelain, cone 10 reduction, underglaze inlay and slip trailed decoration. 4.5 x 5.5 x 3.5″

Susko

 

 

 

Joy Tanner

“Green and Yellow Carved Tumbler”

Porcelain, soda fired to cone 10, flashing slip and glaze. 6 x 3 x 3″

Tanner blue

SOLD

 

“Red Cup”

Porcelain, soda fired to cone 10, flashing slip. 5 x 2.5 x 2.5″

Tanner red

SOLD

 

 

“Yellow Carved Tumbler”

Porcelain, soda fired to cone 10, flashing slip. 6 x 3 x 3″

Tanner yellow

 

 

 

David Tarullo

“Double Handle #3″

Porcelain, cone 10 reduction. 3.5 x 5 x 4.25”

Tarullo 3

SOLD

 

 

 

“Double Handle #5″

Porcelain, cone 10 reduction. 3.5 x 5 x 4.25”

Tarullo 5

 

 

Kwok Pong Tso

“Cups with Handle” – *Honorable Mention*

Black porcelain, glaze, underglaze. 7 x 3 x 3″

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SOLD

 

 

Julia Walther

“White & Gold Cacti Mug”

Cone 6 porcelain, inscribed with underglaze and luster. 4.5 x 5 x 3.5″

Walther cactus

SOLD

 

 

“White & Gold Frames Mug”

Cone 6 porcelain, inscribed with underglaze and luster. 4.5 x 5 x 3.5″

Walther frames

SOLD

 

 

Anthoney Wise

“Cup and Saucer”

Cone 10, porcelain, slip, inlay, masking and glaze. 4 x 5 x 5″

Wise

 

 

 

Suzanne Wolfe

“Breast Cup with Fish”

Cast earthenware with gold metallic luster and decals. 3 x 4.5 x 4.5″

Wolfe

 

 

 

Dallas Wooten

“Textured and Darted Celadon Mug”

Translucent porcelain, cone 10 reduction, blue celadon glaze w/ sanded foot. 5 x 5 x 5″

Wooten dotted

SOLD

 

 

“Dotted Celadon Mug”

Translucent porcelain, cone 10 reduction, blue celadon glaze w/ sanded foot. 5 x 5 x 4″

Wooten textured

 

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