Gallery Reception: Friday, October 4, 2019 from 5-7 pm MT
Exhibition Posted Online: Monday, October 7, 2019 by 10 am MT
…Making is a way for me to feel out the space carved by my gestures, and to outline that space with matter so I can offer it out to other bodies. The material container created is only of necessity; it holds forth the space more than it insists on its own presence, ideally disappearing into the felt experience of the work. This style of holding forth is one of offering, generosity, and empathy, rather than one-sided expatiation…
gwendolyn yoppolo uses words, ceramic objects, and food to stretch boundaries and transform perception. She creates sensuous kitchen- and table-wares that use the physical experience of hunger and satiation to allude to larger issues of human desire and relationship. Her visionary designs challenge us to rethink the ways we nourish ourselves and others within contemporary food culture. She earned an MFA in Ceramics from Penn State University, an MA in Education from Columbia University, and a BA in Sociology from Haverford College. A passionate educator and thinker as well as a maker, she is currently serving as Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Kutztown University. Her writing can be found in Studio Potter, Pottery Making Illustrated, and Passion and Pedagogy.