The Slipcast Object Revisited
An International Juried Exhibition of Slipcast Ceramics
For our June and July exhibition, Plinth Gallery will present, “The Slipcast Object Revisited”. This show opens on the 10th anniversary of the first “Slipcast Object” exhibition, hosted in 2005 by Ceramic Design Group in Steamboat Springs, curated by Jonathan Kaplan with Richard Notkin as the Juror.
We are honored to have ceramic artist Heather Mae Erickson (http://heathermaeerickson.com/home.html) as the Juror for this new exhibition. A nationally recognized artist, Heather Mae is currently Assistant Professor of Ceramics and Studio Art at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. She also spent a number of years teaching ceramics in Colorado; her resume includes The University of Colorado at Boulder, Arapahoe Community College, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Red Rocks Community College, and Colorado Mountain College. Her slipcast ceramic work has been exhibited worldwide and can be seen in Denver at Plinth Gallery. We received over 200 entries for this exhibition from both national and international artists, and from these submissions, Heather Mae selected 65 works that will highlight the very unique way ceramic artists use the slipcasting process to create their work.
Plinth Gallery curator Jonathan Kaplan explains, “This is indeed a unique and special show. The exhibition is the second of its kind solely devoted to slipcast ceramics. Slipcasting is undergoing a renaissance in the studio as a process to make forms of any shape with astounding results. I am excited to open this show at Plinth Gallery”.
“The Slipcast Object Revisited” opens on First Friday, June 5th, with an artist reception from 5-10pm. Awards and other presentations will be made during the evening, with food, wine and entertainment provided by Baba and Pop’s Kitchen, Balistreri Winery, and local musician Casey Cormie
On Saturday afternoon June 6th, Plinth Gallery will host a presentation by artist Peter Saenger, (www.saengerporcelain.com) who will discuss his slipcasting techniques. The event is free and open to the public. Plinth Gallery is located in the River North Art District (www.rivernorthart.com)
Peter Saenger "Teapot Trio" slip-trailed and cast porcelain