The December 2012 Featured Artist is Nick Joerling and we are so excited to include his work among the other makers filling the gallery roster at Red Lodge.
Joerling says, ” I make pots as much from a drawing sensibility as a pottery one. Daydreaming with a pencil. Not drawing as rendering but simply doodling, then working hard to get that drawing to function. Profile line is therefore a strong attraction, a strong dictate, as are the smaller spaces within spaces. And of course that sense of animation. My pot reference is most often you and I, our bodies. It’s where my cues come from: dance, people seated on a park bench, the cleavage that forms on the inside of a bent elbow. But I want to stay in the pot’s world — too literal and the pots seem deflated. In my studio what I hope for are pots that have qualities of sensuality, compassion, humor, and risk.”
Sounds like a great recipe for a holiday exhibit, don’t you think?
Reception December 7, 5-7 @ 123 S. Broadway, Red Lodge, MT
Exhibition Posted Online December 10 @ 10 AM Mountain Time.
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