Two Doane art students will have their ceramic art pieces exhibited in the 2020 International Cone Box Show.
Senior Olivia Stinson and junior Hannah Brust submitted works of arts that were selected as two of 42 works to be shown at Bracker’s Good Earth Clays and the National Council for the Education of the Ceramic Arts convention.
Each entry had to be able to fit into a Large Orton Cone Box, which is 3 inches by 3 inches by 6 inches.
Brust submitted a piece called “Death Bed” of a rabbit fighting a snake on a bed of dead leaves made out of stoneware, glaze and nail polish.
Death Bed was the first one selected for the finals, won the Juror’s Choice Award and was selected by the juror to add to her personal private collection.
“Getting accepted really made me look at what my future holds - I have really succeeded this year through my art, and I’m really starting to think that grad school could be a possibility for my future,” Brust said. “As an artist, I am finally getting the recognition I’ve always dreamed about. As a student, I get to watch all of these doors open and am free to choose whatever path fits me best.”
Stinson entered a piece named “Old Lovers” which is made of three figurines that are approximately two inches tall. They are made of stoneware with opaque underglazes and a black underglaze wash, clear glaze and gold luster on top.
Her artwork focuses on the human figure but her normal pieces are around three feet tall so she had to scale down her figures to enter.
“Brackers is a huge company that sponsors a lot of people and events, so it is really neat to show my work at not only their store/gallery but at the largest ceramic conference in the nation,” Stinson said.
Winnie Owens-Hart judged the submitted pieces on Nov. 21.
The show will open at Bracker’s Good Earth Clays with an afternoon reception on Jan. 11, 2020.
Images from the show will be available online after this date.
The closing reception is on Feb. 28, 2020 and the show will then be moved to the annual NCECA convention center when it is held in Richmond, Va., on March 24-27.