6th Annual Ceramics Invitational⁠ @ Radius Gallery

Radius Gallery’s 6th Annual Ceramics Invitational on April 23 & 24. We’re so excited about this year’s roster of amazing artists: Katriona Drijber, Stuart Gair, Iva Haas, Clara Grace Hoag, Chris Kelsey, Brett Kern, Suze Lindsay, Courtney Murphy, David Regan, Andrew Rivera and Melanie Sherman with a special appearance by Pablo Picasso Offering a broad…

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2021 Kansas City Artist Coalition’s ANNUAL BENEFIT ART AUCTION

KCAC ANNUAL BENEFIT ART AUCTION Collectors, art enthusiasts, and friends of the Coalition know this is the best night of the year to acquire art from sought-after established and emerging artists – with ALL of the proceeds going to fund operations, exhibitions, and programming for the Kansas City Artists Coalition (KCAC). The quality and quantity…

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We went into Self – Quarantine on March 13th and have been staying at home whenever possible. I do go shopping for groceries or to the hardware store when I have to, with mask and tons of disinfectant. I haven’t been to a restaurant, a movie theatre, gallery opening, clothing store, etc. since March 13th.…

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Lynn Nichols | World War II-Era Art Provenance Research

These last couple of weeks have been SUPER special: So honored to work with the one and only Irma Starr on her commemorative platter for Lynn Nichols for her exceptional contributions to the field of World War II-Era Art Provenance Research. Irma Starr is a 17th-century slipware artist, based here in Kansas City. She is…

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Coalesce – The Art of Couture

An immersive art experience where fine art meets fashion, to support The Kansas City Artists Coalition. Join us Saturday, November 2nd from 7- 9 pm, where eight local multidisciplinary artists will transform gowns donated by The Gown Gallery into walking canvases of fine art. Accompanied by an entire complementary themed collection styled by Wlaa Style.⁠ ⁠ Coalesce will…

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Horror Vacui: Across the Margins

Mario Praz, an Italian-born critic, used a Latin phrase, horror vacui, to confront the Victorian fetish of visual clutter. Since that time, more than 100 years have passed with Minimalism as sentry, guarding the margins of good taste in design. High culture has been mostly synonymous with restraint. However, the rabble has been known to…

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Crossroads Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri

“Our perfect storm is to have a bunch of locals treating our space as a living room. We want our hotel to be their space to stop on their way home,” says Jeremy Bennett, the new director of lifestyle for the über-swank, hyper-local new Crossroads Hotel. “Hotels aren’t as kind, warm and welcoming as they…

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La Mesa “Garden Party” at Santa Fe Clay

Friday, July 6, 2018,  thru Friday, August 3, 2018 SANTA FE CLAY 545 Camino de la Familia Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 (505) 984-1122 sfc@santafeclay.com Hours Monday through Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm Sunday, 12 pm – 5 pm   Santa Fe Clay presents La Mesa tabletop show. This year, we’ve collaborated with over…

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bottoms UP

bottoms UP My china-painting techniques allow me to paint the bottom of my pieces. I recently figured this out and have been painting avidly. Here are some examples of “feet” or “bottoms”.  

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mo·dus op·e·ran·di at Cottey College

mo·dus op·e·ran·di ˌmōdəs ˌäpəˈrandē,ˌmōdəs ˌäpəˈrandī/ noun a particular way or method of doing something, especially one that is characteristic or well-established.   A modus operandi (often shortened to M.O.) is someone’s habits of working, particularly in the context of business or criminal investigations, but also more generally. It is a Latin phrase, approximately translated as…

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Tea Bowls 2018

A chawan (茶碗; literally “tea bowl”) is a bowl used for preparing and drinking tea. There are many types of chawan used in East Asian tea ceremonies. The choice of their use depends upon many considerations. The chawan originated in China. The earliest chawan in Japan were imported from China between the 13th and the 16th century. The Jian chawan, a Chinese tea bowl known as Tenmoku chawan in…

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Dish | Medalta

Medalta | Yuill Gallery 713 Medalta Ave. Medicine Hat, Alberta October 19, 2017 – January 30, 2018 Reception: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6 – 8 pm Juror: Julia Galloway

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“Hand mit Blumen” Porcelain Collection

Tags: blau, blau und weiss, blue, blue and white, blume, bourbon, china paint, chinapaint, chocolate, coffee, cookie, cup, cyan, decals, die-cuts, drink, fernweh, flower, german, gold, green, hand, hand painted, handle, handmade, handpainted, japanese, japanese pattern, kaffee, keks, luster, milch, milk, mug, nostalgic, nostalgia, pattern, persian red, persisches rot, porcelain, raised decals, red, rot, rouge,…

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Archie Bray Foundation – Summer Residency 2016

In the summer of 2016, from June to September, I was a Summer Resident at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramics Arts: “What defines a Bray residency and the reasons for doing one turn out to be as varied and unique as the individuals involved. Some artists come to develop a portfolio for graduate…

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Aparium Hotel KC – Model Room

Aparium Hotel Group will transform the historic Pabst and Pendergast landmark buildings into an upscale, independently-branded hotel. Scheduled for a Winter 2017/2018 opening, the hotel is being designed by local architectural firm el dorado inc. and will feature 132 guest rooms, meeting spaces and a restaurant, as well as a bar and rooftop terrace. Constructed…

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RAM – Racine Art Museum: Go for Baroque

Racine, WI May 4, 2016 Baroque is one of those words whose meaning changes slightly depending on context and perspective—it could refer to a specific or general time period or to a style of art, architecture, music, or other creative endeavor. Possibly derived from a Portuguese word for a misshapen pearl, baroque has a history…

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Nemzetközi Kerámia Stúdió Kecskemét The International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary May – June, 2015

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Enlightened Porcelain

Porcelain as a Source of Light Site specific installation at the H&R Block Artspace in Kansas City, Missouri (2014) por·ce·lain ˈpôrs(ə)lən/ noun: porcelain a white vitrified translucent ceramic; china. articles made of porcelain. plural noun: porcelains articles made of porcelain collectively. “a collection of Chinese porcelain”  

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Momento Mori

(2013) An investigation into the visual context of a compilation of my porcelain pieces with objects symbolic for excess, waste, and decay. They are evocative of death and the transience and futility of earthly achievements and pleasures. Inspirations for these photographs come from “vanitas”, still-life paintings from the early 17th century to the Baroque, where…

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(2013) A harvest table with precious porcelain wares, paired with rotten vegetables, upsetting animal corpses, contrasting textures and colors.

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A Table for a Queen

Table Settings for Marie Antoinette (2012) My objective was to develop a bowl form on the pottery wheel and design a plate and another item that goes with it. The plates and bowls are thrown and altered. The spoon is slipcast and its original form comes from a sock darner. Inspiration for the “pillow” bowl…

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