gwendolyn yoppolo is a maker, thinker, and educator whose sensuous designs challenge the ways we nourish ourselves and others within contemporary food culture. Through a minimalist design that attracts the quiet eye and responsive touch, her forms invite you to access your own silence, listening to the echoes of her gestures for the sounds of your own resonance. Her work goes beyond the visual and tactile to engage our mental and emotional ways of perceiving our world.
My Iced Infusion Pitcher Set was chosen by jurors as Best of the Functional Category at the Zanesville Prize Exhibition! Two of my pieces will be on display during the exhibition at Seilers' Studio and Gallery, 129 South Seventh Street, Zanesville, OH 43701. You can read more about the Zanesville Prize at http://zanesvilleprize.org/
Workshop at The Clay Studio of Philadelphia
During this workshop, gwendolyn yoppolo will reflect upon life as a thoughtful maker of contemporary objects that engage with sensual experience and personal relationships within food culture. In the design and production of forms, yoppolo uses a mix of throwing, pinching, coil building, solid prototype building and molding. As she discusses the alignment of concept, material, process, and form in her work, she will share insights on how to choose the best technique for the job.
I will be sending a couple of cups to this national invitational exhibition of drinking vessels to be on display at Santa Fe Clay, 545 Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe, NM 87501. For more information, see http://santafeclay.com/