Holiday Pottery Pop-Up in Downtown Brooklyn
Sunday December 9th 2018
Dean St, Brooklyn NYC (email firstname.lastname@example.org for exact address)
Join Steve Theberge (Northampton, MA), Lindsay Oesterritter (Mannassas, VA) and Bill Jones (Greensboro, NC) for a one day exhibition and sale in downtown Brooklyn.
This is a unique opportunity to see a large body of work from each of these nationally recognized ceramic artists.
We hope you can join us! Light refreshments will be served.
Take the 2/3 to Bergen St or the 2/3/4/5/B/D/N/Q/R to Atlantic Avenue Barclays Center Station. Once you arrive the doorman will direct you to the apartment. If you have any questions or need more info feel free to call Steve at 413-658-5788.
More information about the artists:
Steve Theberge (Northampton, MA)
Steve Théberge is a potter from western Massachusetts. He makes stoneware intended for daily service on the table, shelf, or altar. He shows his work across the country and has exhibited at the Smithsonian Craft Show and and Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show.
From 1998-2000 he apprenticed to Mark Shapiro at Stonepool Pottery. Following a degree in Anthropology and years as an activist in New York City, he spent 2008-2013 training in Zen Buddhist monasteries in the United States and Japan. He was a Short Term Resident at the Red Lodge Clay Center and an Artist in Residence at STARWorks Ceramics in Star, North Carolina. He currently maintains a studio in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Lindsay Oesterritter (Manassas, VA)
My work is inspired by the inseparable relationship between time and place, form and surface. When I work with clay I aim to convey a narration of time and place. I work in an intentionally straightforward manner, choosing the clay and combination of processes for the marks that will be left on the vessel. The processes of making are recorded on the surface of the object and begin to reveal the qualities of the material and tell a visual story. I am originally from Louisville Kentucky, and where I first started working in clay. While studying ceramics at the University of Louisville, Utah State University, and travelling abroad in China and Australia, I was able to focus my research and work with a wide range of raw materials and clay bodies. The surfaces I am most drawn to and inspire my current line of work are achieved by reduction cooling with a wood kiln. The majority of my wares are unglazed, letting the clay play a large role in the finished wood fired surfaces.
I now live and work in my home studio in Manassas Virginia. I fire my kiln about four times a year, and am still regularly testing new materials and forms.
Bill Jones (Greensboro, NC)
I am a student of gesture. Marks made in haste, structures quickly erected, abstraction out of necessity. A quick sketch on a cocktail napkin. A drawing on the wall of your cave. The marks I make and the forms I construct embody this way of working. There are many attempts and many losses, yet risk imbues each piece with a kinetic, anxious energy.
These things function and are meant for daily, rigorous use.