Ceramics alumni accepted to international show

July 27th, 2015 Comments Off on Ceramics alumni accepted to international show


Recent graduate Shelby Nichols was also the first student to receive a MSU-Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge Artist-in-Residence award. Above, she creates ink wash paintings of a bald cypress. (Photo submitted)


Shelby Nichols “Water Oak”

Jacob Craig and Shelby Nichols, May 2015 ceramics concentration graduates, have had work accepted to the Steelville Clay Fest’s 2015 International Juried Raku Exhibition, “Raku Currents.”

Craig had a raku-fired bottle, two cups and a faceted ceramic sculpture accepted to the exhibition; Nichols’ accepted pieces include two raku-fired bowls, “Water Oak” and “Spalted Maple.”

The MSU alumni’s work will be on display at Gallery Zeke on Main Street in Steelville, Mo., from July 11 through Aug. 2.

The 2015 Juror, Wayne Higby, “is known for his inventive use of Raku earthenware, and his many contributions to ceramic education. The American Craft Museum considers him a “visionary of the American Crafts Movement” and recognized him as one of seven artists who are “genuine living legends representing the best of American artists in their chosen medium.”

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,