While all artists have a personal relationship with the materials of their craft, potters share a special bond with clay that spawns a visceral connection to the earth.Southwestern Pennsylvania Potter Robert Deane brings this intimate dynamic to his work – in the clay he digs and refines, in the collaborative projects he undertakes, and especially in the philosophy of his teaching practices.This Media, PA artist teaches adults and children at the Wallingford Art Center outside of Philadelphia.
Each year Standard Ceramic Supply Company gives young art students in the Pittsburgh region an opportunity to showcase their work in an exhibition at Clay Place @ Standard.Sidelined by the recent pandemic, the show returns at the end of this month for a four-week run in the gallery.We are pleased to welcome Scott Cornish, from the Community College of Allegheny County’s (CCAC) South Campus, as our judge this year.
Pittsburgh artist Ed Eberle is well-known in western Pennsylvania and around the world. With a career spanning over 50 years, Eberle works in a variety of media, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, and installations, but most recognizably with ceramics. His porcelain vessels and sculptures often feature abstractions, geometry, and detailed figurative painting with terra sigillata used both as “gesso” and “paint.” To further a legacy in fine art ceramics, Eberle and family are now opening artist studios and open studio workspaces in Homestead, near the Waterfront shopping center.