Ceramics Exhibit Features Works by Texas Artists

Sept. 30, 1999

"Earthen Vessel III," an art exhibit featuring ceramics and stoneware by Texas artists Daphne and Gary Hatcher and Patrick Veerkamp, will run through Oct. 28 at the University Art Gallery in the Hooper Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor University campus. Approximately 60 pieces, mostly ceramics, will be on display during the exhibit.

"The exhibit contains both sculptural and functional pieces," said Denny Pickett, director of the University Art Gallery. "The show covers a wide range of styles and is very beautiful."

Gary Hatcher, assistant professor of art at the University of Texas at Tyler, received his bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas and his master's degree from Texas A&M University at Commerce. His wife, Daphne, has been a studio potter since 1979 after apprenticeships in England, France and Greece. Owners of Pine Mills Pottery in Mineola, the Hatchers have been featured in Texas Highways and Ceramics Monthly and on Texas Country Reporter.

Patrick Veerkamp, associate professor and chair of the art department at Southwestern University in Georgetown, received his master's degree from Colorado State University. His ceramics, mostly utilitarian pottery, have been featured in exhibits throughout the United States.

The University Art Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and during matinee and evening performances of Baylor Theater. There is no admission charge.

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