Centre professor Judith Pointer chosen for art show
DANVILLE, KY -- Judith K. Pointer, visiting assistant professor of art at Centre College, is one of 60 ceramics artists in the nation whose work has been selected for an exhibition to run from April 18 until June 2. The show is entitled Ceramics '99 and will be hosted by the Guilford (Conn.) Handcraft Center.
This is Pointer's second national exhibition this year. She was included in an early winter show in Vermont entitled "Prevailing Winds -- Current Trends in Contemporary American Ceramics 1999."
Pointer's work in the current show, entitled "Persevere," is a large wall sculpture that features 75 small ceramic houses assembled on a 15-foot shelf made of wood and lead. The houses reflect her trademark style of using thin slabs of clay to form hollow, sealed objects. The joining seams are left exposed, and the resulting sections of clay are layered with stains, slips and glazes.
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. In addition to her teaching duties, she manages the Aegon Gallery and directed the recent firing of the college's anagama kiln.
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