The Cup, The Mug 2017

The Cup, The Mug 2017

Exhibition Dates:

December 2, 2017 -
January 5, 2018

Reception Date:

December 2, 2017 - 4:00 PM


Peter Pincus

Artists Included:

Rachel Allstadt (Alfred, NY)
Tyler-James Anderson (Asheville, NC)
Michael Ashley (Tupelo, MS)
Juan DeJesus Barroso (Oklahoma City, OK)
Eric Beavers (Nesbit, MS)
Casey Beck (River Falls, WI)
Anne K. Beyer (Bloomington, IN)
John Brooks (Tenino, WA)
Asta Bubliene (Kew Gardens, NY)
Erin Carpenter (Ames, IA)
Sam Chumley (Corydon, IN)
Andrew Clark (Jackson, TN)
Justin Donofrio (Fort Collins, CO)
Christopher Fanjul (Mattituck, NY)
Paul Frazer (Naples, NY)
Jim Gottuso (Floyds Knobs, IN)
Valerie Banes Hancock (Corinth, TX)
Laurie Caffery Harris (Ashville, NC)
Alina Hayes (West Hills, CA)
Jacob Dante Hostetler (Goshen, IN)
Michael Hughes (Syracuse, NY)
Ben Jordan (Belgrade, MT)
James Kelly (Denver, CO)
Sam Lopez (San Diego, CA)
Ken Lu (Morgantown, WV)
Hannah May (Hensley, AR)
Ryan McDonnell (Washington DC)
Jacob Meer (St. Petersburg, FL)
Brooke Millecchia (Fairport, NY)
Matt Mitros (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Melody Monroe (Maryville, MO)
Ray Morales (Miami, FL)
Shawna Pincus (Baltimore, MD)
Gretchen Quinn (Raleigh, NC)
Mandy Leigh Ranck (Geneva, NY)
Ryan Reich (Yorba Linda, CA)
Masa Sasaki (Atlanta, GA)
Alec W. Smith (Grosse Pointe Woods, MI)
Adam Spector (Canandaigua, NY)
Jonathan Steele (Pleasant Hill, OR)
Sara Beth Truman (Gainesville, FL)
Jeff Walker (Reeds Spring, MO)
Shannon Webb (Aiea, HI)
Julia Claire Weber (Asheville, NC)
Hedy Yang (Novi, MI)
Lisa York (Gaithersburg, MD)
Our second annual The Cup, The Mug exhibition ,juried by ceramic artist and instructor Peter Pincus, is a national juried exhibition of drinking vessels. The exhibition features the work of 46 artists from 24 states.

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

Exhibition Photos
The Cup, The Mug 2017

Award Recipients

Best in Show
Masa Sasaki
Masa Sasaki, Atalanta, GA "Yunomi with Deer Motif"
Juror's Choice
Justin Donofrio
Justin Donofrio, Fort Collins, CO "Black Mug"
Juror's Choice
Sam Chumley
Sam Chumley, Corydon, IN "Espresso Cups"
Honorable Mention
Sam Lopez
Sam Lopez, San Diego, CA "Cup"
Honorable Mention
Adam Spector
Adam Spector, Canandaigua, NY "Cup 2"
Honorable Mention
Michael Ashley
Michael Ashley, Tupelo, MS "Wine Cup"
Honorable Mention
Ryan McDonnell
Ryan McDonnell, Washington, DC "Laguna Tea Bowl"

Closed 7/28 through 8/3:

We will be closed to the public Friday, July 28 through Thursday, August 4 as we install our next exhibition, Inspired By Nature. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, August 4 from 5 to 8pm!