Baylor Museum to Host Ceramic Exhibit

Feb. 20, 1996

Earthen Vessel II, an exhibition featuring a wide variety of ceramic art, will be held Feb. 23-March 29 in the Baylor University Gallery.

The exhibition showcases four ceramic artists who each utilize a different technique in creating their pieces. Peter Beasecker, Ron Boling, Randy Brodnax and Dan Hammett are each accomplished artists who have been recognized in their field, according to Paul McCoy, associate professor of art and director of the University Gallery.

"Everyone will be amazed by the strength of this show," he said.

Beasecker is professor of ceramics at Southern Methodist University and has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Brodnax is a professor of ceramics at Cedar Valley College who uses the Saggar firing process to create "large, wheel-thrown forms," McCoy said. Brodnax gets his inspiration from animals from his home state of Louisiana and "beautifully integrates (animals) into the form of the vessel," McCoy said.

Boling operates the Boling Pottery in New Braunfels and uses the Raku firing technique to create pieces that "spring from ritual vessels from ancient cultures," McCoy said.

Hammett is a professor of art at the University of Dallas who creates "quite elegant, truly remarkable pieces, inspired by both Eastern and ancient Mediterranean ceramics," McCoy said.

McCoy said he believes the general public will respond to the exhibition because of the nature of the exhibit.

Gallery hours are from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call 755-1867.

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