A graduate student art exhibit showcasing ceramics will be on display May 15-30.
“Layers of Change” by Jenna Gianni features handbuilt ceramic sculptures inspired by the growth patterns and changes that occur in life and the natural world. Gianni’s expressive works explore the relationship between experience and growth and feature forms and finishes inspired by natural objects. By constructing sculptures using coil and slab additions, she emphasizes the importance of layers in one’s life and the constant building that those experiences accomplish.
Gianni is currently pursuing a master of arts in ceramic arts. She works as a graduate studio technician and gallery assistant. She is a member of the Potters’ Guild of Frederick Gallery where her work is on display year round. For more information about the artist visit her website at jennalynnstudios.com.
“What is Hidden” by Marcus Davis showcases sculptural porcelain and functional stoneware work exploring thoughts and ideas of the hidden scars on the human psyche. The work in this show is fired in wood and soda kilns, using the flame paths and atmospheric conditions for dramatic visual effect.
A Frederick resident, Davis was inspired to explore the arts by his late parents. He has been a professional potter for 13 years, and his work is represented in public and private collections across North America, Europe and Japan. He earned a bachelor’s degree in art from Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in fine arts.
For more information about the exhibit, contact Lisa York, assistant professor of art, curator of the Whitaker Gallery, at email@example.com.