Turning The Wheel: Journeys Through Earth And Fire By Jenny Gill

Jenny Gill (b. 1979)
Vase with brushed slip, 2001
Stoneware, soda-fired with slips and englobes
6-1/2” x 4-1/2” x 4-1/2”
Courtesy the artist

January 10-January 31, 2002

This exhibition features ceramic works by Jenny Gill, the 2000 Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award winner. The Hamblet Award winner is selected by a panel of outside jurors from an open invitational for graduating seniors held each spring. The award, a $16,500 grant to be used for travel and study during the year following graduation, culminates in this exhibition. Gill used the award to travel to Western Europe and to Japan, where she studied Japanese wood-firing techniques as part of an international workshop for ceramic art. Her work reflects the influence of Japanese aesthetics combined with modern experimentation within the ceramic medium.