At Your Service
Ceramic Serving Vessels and Objects
Linda Arbuckle, Juror
March 12-May 7, 2016
Online Deadline: October 9, 2015
Announcement of Accepted Work: November 7, 2015
Work due by: March 4, 2016
$30 for 5 images
The exhibition “At Your Service” celebrates the serving vessel: platters, pitchers, trays, S+P sets, ewers, etc. Functional objects that hold their beauty when empty and flourish when laden with food.
The notion of service can conjure thoughts of drudgery, but more often a feeling of purpose, assisting others or even sacrifice. Ceramics artists have been making serving objects for thousands of years. These can be humble platters or an elaborate dessert stand. Utilitarian vessels perfectly designed to accommodate olives or Grandma’s famous deviled eggs. These dishes do more than merely present or hold food; they bring families, friends and communities together. They contain nourishment, companionship and stories.
Linda Arbuckle is a ceramics professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She has led lectures and workshops at Penland School, Arrowmont School, Haystack Mountain School, Appalachian Center, Santa Fe Clay, The Odyssey Center, and the Archie Bray Foundation, as well as visiting artist workshops at many art centers and universities across the U.S. Her work appears in public and private collections around the world. Publications include a feature chapter in The Penland Book of Ceramics: Master Classes in Ceramic Techniques, and Creative Pottery: A Step By Step Guide and Showcase.