Stoked: Five Artists of Fire and Clay
January 19 - April 7, 2013
A nationally touring exhibition organized by Saint John's University, Stoked reviews recent work by Richard Bresnahan, Artist in Residence at Saint John's University, and four former apprentices who have worked with Richard and the Saint John's Pottery since it was established thirty years ago. Each of the artists has been influenced by the artistic style established by Richard, as well as his focus on local, sustainable materials and community engagement. With that continuity in mind, this 30th-anniversary project highlights the development of creative identity within and outside the bounds of apprenticeship.
Organized by Saint John's University and the Saint John's Pottery Studio
Get an insider's look at Stoked from its curator, Dr. Matthew Welch, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Richard Bresnahan, Landscape Platter with Meander Pattern, 2008; Johanna kiln, Tanegashima chamber; stoneware with white slip and fumed seashells
Stephen Earp, March Hare Platter, 2009; Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, electric kiln; glazed earthenware with porcelaneous slip
Kevin Flicker, Lidded Bell Jar, 2009; University of Minnesota at Morris, wood-fired anagama; thrown and hand-built stoneware with alfalfa ash glaze
Samuel Johnson, Tea Bowl, 2009; College of Saint Benedict, gas kiln; stoneware with white slip and clear glaze
Anne Meyer, Mama Moon, 2009; University of Minnesota at Morris, anagama kiln; stoneware with underglaze and feldspathic glaze
Learn more about Richard Bresnahan's working methods here.
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