One of Arrowmont’s most engaging traditions at the Utilitarian Clay Symposium is the presenters panel, “Potters Favorite Pots.” It’s an opportunity for participants to learn about the functional objects that inspire each presenter – whether it’s process, form, or personal connection with the maker.
In a new video series, Arrowmont asks previous presenters to share anew a favorite piece from their collections with our full creative community.
Gail Kendall is a potter, author, scholar and Emeritus Professor of Art, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her works are “influenced by European earthenware pottery and porcelain traditions from the 13th through the 18th centuries.” She uses “terracotta and low-fired technologies as symbols of her heritage.” She exhibits her work and teaches workshops nationally and internationally. In 2009, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.
IN THIS VIDEO, GAIL SHARES A FAVORITE CUP MADE BY SARAH JAEGER.
Sarah Jaeger is a potter who works in Helena, MT. She received a BA from Harvard College and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. Jaeger creates functional porcelain pottery, often thrown and altered, and glazed using wax resists, creating layers of color.
She has taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and Pomona College. She also served on the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts Board of Directors for 10 years. She was the recipient of the 1996 Montana Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship and the 1991 Emerging Talent Award from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. In 2006, Sarah was awarded a Target Fellowship from United States Artists. Sarah she was one of the artists profiled in the PBS documentary Craft in America. Her work is in public and private collections and, most important, in many kitchens throughout the country.
For more information about Gail Kendall, visit her website: http://www.gailkendall.com/
For more information about Spode Works Studios: https://www.acavaspodeworks.org/
For more information about The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery: https://www.stokemuseums.org.uk/pmag/