Come and meet visiting Master Potter Gail Kendall (Lincoln, Nebraska)! Free and open to the public, all are welcome. Suggested donation of $10 is appreciated.
6pm: Artist Talk
(No potluck for this artist talk)
Gail Kendall’s work and research is influenced by European earthenware pottery and porcelain traditions from the 13th through the 18th centuries. Both “peasant” and “palace” pots inspire her. In the former it is the casual, perhaps careless result that excites her: the drip of glaze, the impurities in the clay, the globs of kiln-shelf refuse fused to the bottom. In the latter, the elaborate rendering of form and surface common to porcelain factories such as Sevres and Spode, fuels her imagination. Early English slipware, Delftware, and Italian maiolica are sources she refers to often.
Kendall is committed to terracotta and low-fired technologies as symbols of her heritage. She and her ancestors are alike in thier interest in enlivening the daily aspects of life: mundane routines and community celebrations with handmade pottery. Like potters before her, she hopes the plates, platters, bowls and other service pieces she makes enhance those routines and rituals and that they add a touch of grace to the domestic arena.