Released: July 7, 1999
Centre artist included in current exhibition
DANVILLE, KY- Judith Pointer, visiting assistant professor of art at Centre College, is one of 13 artists included in a current show at the Capitol Arts Alliance in Bowling Green. Titled "Women in the Woods 1999," the show is devoted to pottery and ceramic pieces fired by a group of women artists using an anagama kiln in Casey County.
According to Pointer, the women worked together for 72 consecutive hours one weekend in May at the home of host artist Davie Reneau. "It was definitely a community effort," Pointer says, "to gather, chainsaw, and stack the wood; stack the pots in the kiln; and fire the kiln with wood for three days straight."
Pointer was pleased with the results on her own work, which consisted of a series of ceramic pieces that look like 30-inch-long birch logs standing on end. She thought it might be fun to fire "logs" in a wood-fired kiln. "The logs came out lightly coated with ash glaze," says Pointer, "as a result of the intense heat of the wood fire, plus ash flying through the kiln and melting into a glaze."
The show runs through July 16. All the featured artists are women who live in Kentucky.
Pointer holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and a master of fine arts degree from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. She has taught classes in drawing and ceramics at U.Mass. and has worked as an artist in residence at Westport High School in Massachusetts.
Pointer joined the Centre faculty in 1998.
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