Rooted in tradition and practicality, utilitarian ceramics can actually serve as radical, transformative art. Dining is a multisensory experience that engages us beyond the level of physical nourishment to ignite our sense of selfhood, relationship, ancestry, and culture. Experience with handmade pottery stretches those sense organs and alters the scripts by which we interact around food.
I will be showing some of my latest work as Featured Artist in the gallery at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana.
Approach your surfaces and color palette with the same confident sense of artistry that you use in your forming process. This workshop will equip you with scientific and creative techniques that will help you hone your use of color and surface qualities in order to realize your aesthetic intentions.
The Philadelphia Potters Third Annual Urban Studio Tour is happening on April 26 to 28, 2019. Enjoy the friendly atmospheres of four local pottery studios as they showcase the work of twenty-five nationally recognized potters. Locations include Hanazono Studio, Bailey Street Arts Corridor, Neighborhood Potters, and Greenheck Ceramic Studios.
You can read a short biography and some of my thoughts as part of my Featured Artist profile on Objective Clay’s website for the month of January 2019. There is also an exhibition of some of my newest work that is available for sale.
Work in the exhibition will be available for viewing and purchasing starting Friday, January 4th, 2019, at noon Eastern Standard Time.
Visit objectiveclay.com to see the feature!
The 44th Annual Pottery Show & Sale (also known as the Old Church Pottery Show & Sale) takes place on November 30-December 2, 2018. The show is a nationally-renowned event among the clay community, and a destination for close to 1,000 pottery enthusiasts each year.
Look for a selection of my newest forms at Signature Contemporary Craft Gallery during the month of November, 2018. The work will include kitchen and table wares featuring color shifting crystalline glazes. Address: Signature Gallery, 3267 Roswell Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305
Spend two weeks immersed in the ceramics studio and engage with the raw materials of clay and glazes to craft a more confident approach to color in your art work and in your classroom. In this studio intensive workshop, participants will learn to develop intentional color and surface through the manipulation of ceramic materials as well as commercial clays and glazes. Our two guest artists, Birdie Boone and Lindsay Rogers, will each share insights on creating expressive utilitarian work with an intentional color palette. This workshop is offered through Kutztown University and is available as a workshop only, or as ACT 48 credits for Pennsylvania educators.
My next round of pieces will be shipping off to Deer Isle, Maine, for dowstudio's season from June 2nd through mid-October. Please go visit the gallery if you are headed to Haystack this summer!
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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.
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/
Solo Exhibition in the Korman Gallery of The Clay Studio of Philadelphia
Making is a way for me to feel out the space carved by my gestures, and to outline that space with matter so I can offer it out to other bodies. The material container created is only of necessity; it holds forth the space more than it insists on its own presence, ideally disappearing into the felt experience of the work.