About the Juror(s):
Juror Peter Pincus received his BFA and MFA in ceramics from
Alfred University, and in between was a resident artist at the
Mendocino Art Center in Mendocino, California. His work can be found
in numerous private and public collections. Peter joined the School
for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology as visiting
assistant professor in ceramics in Fall 2014.
Peter has also invited four artists to show their work alongside the
juried work. Invited artists in the exhibition include: Sam Chung,
Meredith Host, Lindsay Oesterritter, and Matthew Schiemann.
"National juried exhibitions are wonderful opportunities to survey the field for defining themes and interests. It is surprising that in this moment of great technological advancement, the work in this particular exhibition actually appears to tip toward the deep traditions of our field. More wood fired pots appeared in this submission cycle than I’ve seen in some time. As for 3D prints or digitally fabricated forms, well, they just weren’t’ there.
When I juried this collection of work, I noticed a certain subtlety in form and surface that was invitingly warm and effectively historic. I'm compelled by the work presented to believe that there is a prevailing interest in honoring the past through an increasingly focused lens, while finding invention and personality in moderate tweaks rather than huge, abrupt changes to studio practice." —Peter Pincus, juror