- Hands at Clay -
Greater Austin Clay Artists at ABIA 2004
A compilation of classic and eclectic ceramic works by the
Greater Austin Clay Artists are on exhibit at the Austin-Bergstrom
International Airport. Fanciful sculpture and pots, practical teapots and cups,
all beautifully glazed in both washes and precise design are part of the
Hand built and wheel thrown clay, fired in gas, wood, raku and electric
kilns are among the varied techniques demonstrated in this exhibit of both
functional and sculptural ceramic works of art. The display includes 48 pieces
by 34 artists and 4 photographers. Sizes of works range widely. Inch high
miniature pots, Made on a wheel with my pinkies and toothpicks,
explained artist Annette Trujillo, are contrasted by a 2 foot tall untitled
work by Sharon Smith.
Its is a great opportunity (exhibiting in the airport). I
thank the City of Austin for making it possible, said Susan Page.
When we installed this exhibit, people would stop and ask us about
the pieces, said Susan Page, whose displayed sculptures "Circus
Dancer" and "World Dancer" have wind-up, moveable parts.
The exhibit is on display through June 14, 2004 in the
pylon showcases located on the concourse between gates 7-12 and in concourse
showcases between gates 14-15 . This is in the area of the airport past
security checkpoints accessible to ticketed passengers only, currently an
audience of approximately 17,000 passengers a day.
Greater Austin Clay Artists displaying their works in the exhibit include:
Alejandra Almuelle, Anindita Bagchi, Suzanne Bullock, Katya Lalli Butera, Frank
Campbell & Barbara Buell, Mary Fischer, Susie Fowler, Louis Greco, Shikah
Gupta, Bridget Hauser, Gery Henderson, Tom Hicks, Carol Hirsh, Kathy Hoover,
Joyce Joe, Eric Jackson, Cheri Kunert, Dana McGill, Connie McCreary, Diana
Melancon, William Melstrom, Harold Miller, Lisa Orr, Susan M. Page, Roni
Powalski, Holly Pritchard, Hil Ridlon, Christie Rodgers, Christian Shaddock,
Sharon Smith, Annette Trujillo, Todd Van Duren, John Vela.
Photographers include: Bill Bruzy, Bridget Hauser, and Connie McCreary
-ABIA Art Coordinator, Matt Coldwell
Photos of the Display Cases, the Exhibit Posters, and the
Exhibit Staging by Hil Ridlon.
Photos of the Display Cases
Photos of the Exhibit Posters
Photo of Exhibit Staging