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CU to feature three potters at Pence-Chowning Art Gallery through March 20

 

March 10, 2015


For Immediate Release

By
Hanna Hall, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE,
Ky. – Campbellsville University will feature work of three potters at the
Pence-Chowning Art Gallery, 205 University Drive, Campbellsville, through March
20. The gallery will present work from Ian Pemberton, Patrick Rademaker and
Kendall Herdelin, all from Louisville, Ky.

The exhibit is free and open to the
public. The gallery will be open at the following
times:
Monday – 10 a.m.- 11:50 a.m. and 3 p.m.-5:50 p.m.; Tuesday –12:15
p.m.-3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.-6 p.m.; Wednesday – 11 a.m.- 11:50 a.m. and 2 p.m.- 6
p.m.; Thursday – 12:15 p.m.- 1:15 p.m. and 5 p.m.-5:50 p.m.; and Friday – 10
a.m.-11:50 a.m. and 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Pemberton produces functional pottery to be used in everyday life, that
captures the natural essence of an atmospheric wood kiln. He forms explore
angles in relation to each other, to create a vessel that is a mixture of form and
function.

The surface of
his work is a combination of wood ash falling on the pots, directional flame
currents leaving their mark, and exploring the ways in which different surface
results can be obtained.

Rademaker
graduated in 2012 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the University
of Louisville. He won the

1st
Place Overall/Purchase Award at the 2013 Kentucky State Fair Ceramics Division.
He was also awarded a four-year full tuition Trustees Scholarship in 2008.

Rademaker’s work is concerned with
the development of a body of utilitarian, wood-fired vessels. One aim of his
work is that it may forge a relationship with the viewer, revealing subtle
complexities through continued interaction. Through this long-term interaction,
both Rademaker’s personal voice and narrative of process are made known.

Hendelin uses form and surface to juxtapose order and chaos
in his work.  He establishes visual
control and order by using simple, soft geometric shapes that make up the
overall forms. Visual chaos is established through glazes and is the natural
unpredictability of the kiln.

The wheel throwing process and his
interests in emergent forms heavily drive his work. The uses of bold lines
bring importance to the plain changes and emphasize the points of growth,
creating a sense of emergence from within. The intersections interrupt the line
of the profile giving the illusion of multiple parts but when examined closely
the continuous line becomes apparent showing the innate form.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed
Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 3
undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight
pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is
Campbellsville.edu