LOCALS (Living On Clay And Louisville Soil) – Over 40 years of Clay and Friendship on First Friday at Craft{s} Gallery

Exhibition at CRAFT(s) Gallery & Mercantile from June 2nd through July 1st, 2017.

Opening Reception; Republic Bank First Friday HopFriday, June 2nd from 6-10pm.

Starting with a holiday sale in the living room of artist Sarah Frederick in the mid-1970s, this group of highly regarded ceramic artists has evolved in their friendships and in the skills of their trade.  Coming together twice a year for their anticipated Holiday and Summer Pottery sales, the group continues to evolve and looks for new artists to add as guests each year.  Several have come & gone over the years, but those who have moved away are still part of the clan, we maintain friendships and share our common root of working in clay.

 

Exhibiting artists include;

Jennie DiBeneditto Design Portfolio

https://www.jenniedibeneditto.com/

Jennie DiBeneditto is a graphic designer, potter and jewelry designer in living in Jeffersonville, Indiana and working as an artist in greater Louisville.

Clay House Pots – Fine Ceramics by Amy Elswick

www.clayhousepots.com/

Fine Ceramics by Amy Elswick. My interest in clay began in 1987 as a student at Berea College in Kentucky. My job as an apprentice in the ceramics studio was an epiphany.

Wayne Ferguson

craftslouisville.com/wayne-ferguson/

Wayne Ferguson. Kentucky ceramics artist and teacher Wayne Ferguson is well-regarded throughout the state.

Frederick, Sarah – Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov/ArtisanDetail.aspx?artisanId=9320

functional pottery. As a native Louisvillian, Sarah Frederick has worked in clay for over 35 years. She received her BFA degree from Mills College in California.

The Meadow Pottery by Matthew Gaddie – Meadows Pottery

www.meadowspottery.com/about_the_artist.asp

My pottery is primarily functional vessels that attempt to communicate the underlying connection I see between the rural, hard working days of my youth.

Suzy Hatcher Pottery

suzyhatcherpottery.com/

Suzy teaches classes in pottery in the Louisville area for children and adults as well as sells her utilitarian ware for all occasions.

Imes Pottery

www.imesclay.com/

Human beings have used vessels for thousands of years, for so long that they have taken on symbolic/archetypal meaning…

Tonya Johnson: Payne Street Pottery: Pottery Studio and Classes

https://paynestreetpottery.com/

Tonya Johnson … Payne Street Pottery is a full service pottery studio and gallery located in the Clifton Heights neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky.

Laura George Lynch – Kentucky Crafted Artist Page

artistdirectory.ky.gov/Pages/KentuckyCraftedArtistPage.aspx?ArtistID=184

I am a studio potter, born in Louisville with a BFA in ceramics from U of L. I am a member of Louisville Clay and the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen.

Judy Miner/Laura Ross

craftslouisville.com/judy-minerlaura-ross/

Laura and Judy are graced to live by a mighty river which instructs their life. … with fine craftsmanship has been and always will be the focus in Laura’s pottery.

Schall Studio & Design

www.schallstudio.com/

Schall Studio & Design: handmade fine pottery for the modern home and garden. Designed and wheel thrown by ceramic artist J-D Schall.

Potter Yerger Andre – Mud and Magnolias

mudandmagnolias.com/potter-yerger-andre/

Master potter Yerger André is obsessed. He’s tinkering … Afterwards, it takes a blow torch to cut the ceramics off the pedestal…

Chris Baskin

Davie Reneau

Michael Tiller

Terry King

 

Contact: David E. McGuire

CRAFT(s) Gallery & Mercantile

572 South 4th Street

Louisville, KY  40202

502-584-SOFO (7636)

www.craftslouisville.com

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