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Payne Street Pottery students to be in ceramics show at Campbellsville University

By Ariel C. Emberton, student news writer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – “This is a delightful show with a huge variety of pottery,” Davie Reneau, gallery director and associate professor of art, said.

Tonya Johnson of Payne Street Pottery in Louisville, and five of her students, Brett Lewis-DeWeese, Richard Reinberg, Tami Moran, Amy Ranch and Matt Choi, will have their work on display at Campbellsville University until Friday, Sept. 7. The ceramics show will be in the Pence-Chowning Art Gallery, 205 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky.

Johnson’s work with pottery began while she was pursuing her biology degree at the University of Louisville. Johnson enrolled in a ceramic class where her passion for pottery grew until she began teaching her own students.

In 1996, Johnson began teaching pottery at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft as well as in schools around Kentucky. Johnson graduated from the University of Louisville with a master of arts with a concentration in ceramics.

Payne Street Pottery opened in August of 2000 with one private class being offered in 2001. Today, the business has grown to include multiple private sessions, classes, private events and the selling of pottery supplies. Payne Street Pottery is the largest public studio in Louisville and offers classes to beginners as well as professionals.

Select pieces of pottery from this series will be for sale while on display in the art gallery. “All work is functional and modestly priced,” Reneau said.

The gallery will be open to the public at various times throughout the week.

For more information, contact Reneau at (270) 590-3859.

Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 10,000 students offering over 90 programs of study including 20 master’s degrees, six postgraduate areas and seven pre-professional programs. The university has off-campus centers in Kentucky cities Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset, Hodgenville and Liberty with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville, all in Kentucky, and one in Costa Mesa, Calif., and a full complement of online programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.