Our 2015 Ceramics Invitational exhibition features some amazing artists. Learn about our artists below.
Feb 7- Mar 28, 2015
Opening Reception: Feb 7; 3 to 5PM
Paula Winokur utilizes porcelain to create large-scale sculptures that are inspired by her observations of landscapes. She describes porcelain as, “…pure white, strong and durable”, which attracted her to use the medium. Mrs. Winokur acquired her B.F.A. at Tyler School of Art and then obtained her M.F.A. at the New York State College of Ceramics in 1958. She taught at Arcadia University until 2003. Throughout the years, Mrs. Winokur has received numerous accolades and has exhibited extensively. Her first solo exhibition was in 1976 at the Contemporary Crafts in the city of Portland Oregon. More recently however, Mrs. Winokur exhibited at the Hermitage State Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, in “Gifts of America: 1948-2013”. Mrs. Winokur’s works can be found in many collections worldwide, including: The International Ceramic Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California, The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii, The Design Museum in Helsinki, Finland, and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts in Houston Texas. www.paulawinokur.com
Robert Winokur utilizes slabs of clay to construct pieces which juxtapose the idea of house and container, incorporating themes of warmth, family, love, security and identity. Mr. Winokur acquired his B.F.A. at Tyler School of Art in 1956 and then obtained his M.F.A. at the New York State College of Ceramics in 1958. He then taught as a ceramics professor at Tyler School of Art 1966 until 2005. Throughout the years he has obtained many accolades, first exhibiting in 1976 at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Chicago, Illinois. More recently, Mr. Winokur exhibited at the Hermitage State Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, in “Gifts of America: 1948-2013”. In 2012 Mr. Winokur was invited to participate in an exhibition curated by Frederick Bodet at The Bernardaud Foundation and The Limoges Porcelain Manufacture in France. Mr. Winokur has exhibited at The International Academy of Ceramics in Dublin, Ireland (2014), Valeur Refuge in Limoges, France in 2013 and a One Person Show at the House and Floating Constructions at The Rose Leh Gallery in Harrisburg, PA (2012). www.robertwinokur.com