Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Arts
Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Arts

Interviews


Ofra Fisher, Surface Tension.Winter 2020.

Artist Statement
My current body of artwork explores the concept of action, motion and tension with the human figure in unfamiliar circumstances. I make sculptures that place the human body in situations that are peculiar and out of the ordinary. Setting the familiar in unfamiliar positions creates imagery of something unique and engaging. I have made several sculptures where parts of the body have contact with boxes, bowls and vessels. Many of the pieces have the figure held or contained within the form. The image of the body interacts with the form of the sculpture as if the figure is manipulating the clay material that it is made of. I explore the idea of having the figure emerge or come forth from the form, evoking a sense of physical movement and force.



Julie Clements, Into the Woods.Fall 2020.

Artist Statement
I am a ceramic artist working out of my home studio "Clay Pigeon Ceramics" in northern California. I began exploring clay art and sculpture during my undergraduate study at Emory University. Post-graduation I continued learning and developing during a year-long internship at Callanwolde Fine Art Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Current themes in my work include explorations into animals, ecology, and science. I also worked as a veterinary technician in zoo and small animal medicine for fifteen years. I hope to convey in my art my intense interest in animals in all their unique forms. I find nature endlessly inspiring and maybe you will too.



Arthur Gonzalez, Into the Woods.Fall 2020.

Dark, somber and foreboding, Arthur Gonzalez's works encourage serious deliberation and reflection on the relationship between personal concerns and world issues. Raw in form, lacking in smoothness and rough in finish, the ceramic sculptures give glimpses of a conversation or a contemplation in progress. Gonzalez's creations of ceramic and found objects reveal visions and feelings that are not polished but ongoing processes of gyrating thoughts and churning emotions that threaten to erupt into reality and consciousness to defy the fantasy of a peaceful experience.



Lisa Reinertson, Borderlands.Fall 2020.

Artist Statement
The inhumanity and militarization of our border policies weighs on our country’s conscience, and grieves my heart. By creating artworks that speak to the dignity and struggle of the personal experience, my intention is to touch our hearts. My hope is to remind us of the human decency that our country has tried to stand for, and to inspire people to think about how we can reclaim the goodness in us as a people.

 

Ofra Fisher, Surface Tension. Winter 2020.

Artist Statement
My current body of artwork explores the concept of action, motion and tension with the human figure in unfamiliar circumstances. I make sculptures that place the human body in situations that are peculiar and out of the ordinary. Setting the familiar in unfamiliar positions creates imagery of something unique and engaging. I have made several sculptures where parts of the body have contact with boxes, bowls and vessels. Many of the pieces have the figure held or contained within the form. The image of the body interacts with the form of the sculpture as if the figure is manipulating the clay material that it is made of. I explore the idea of having the figure emerge or come forth from the form, evoking a sense of physical movement and force.

     
 

Julie Clements, Into the Woods. Fall 2020.

Artist Statement
I am a ceramic artist working out of my home studio "Clay Pigeon Ceramics" in northern California. I began exploring clay art and sculpture during my undergraduate study at Emory University. Post-graduation I continued learning and developing during a year-long internship at Callanwolde Fine Art Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Current themes in my work include explorations into animals, ecology, and science. I also worked as a veterinary technician in zoo and small animal medicine for fifteen years. I hope to convey in my art my intense interest in animals in all their unique forms. I find nature endlessly inspiring and maybe you will too.

     
 

Arthur Gonzalez, Into the Woods. Fall 2020.

Dark, somber and foreboding, Arthur Gonzalez's works encourage serious deliberation and reflection on the relationship between personal concerns and world issues. Raw in form, lacking in smoothness and rough in finish, the ceramic sculptures give glimpses of a conversation or a contemplation in progress. Gonzalez's creations of ceramic and found objects reveal visions and feelings that are not polished but ongoing processes of gyrating thoughts and churning emotions that threaten to erupt into reality and consciousness to defy the fantasy of a peaceful experience.

     
 

Lisa Reinertson, Borderlands. Fall 2020.

Artist Statement
The inhumanity and militarization of our border policies weighs on our country’s conscience, and grieves my heart. By creating artworks that speak to the dignity and struggle of the personal experience, my intention is to touch our hearts. My hope is to remind us of the human decency that our country has tried to stand for, and to inspire people to think about how we can reclaim the goodness in us as a people.