Red Clay Faction club opening ceramics exhibition Friday
Students of a campus arts organization will showcase ceramic works for an exhibition opening 5 p.m. Friday in School of Art & Art History’s Lightwell Gallery.
Members of the Red Clay Faction club completed 35 to 40 ceramic pieces ranging from teapots and platters to sculptural Vikings, adviser Stuart Asprey said. Ceramic majors, as well as interdisciplinary arts and non-major students, have worked over the course of this semester to complete the exhibition, Asprey said.
The exhibition will open with a free reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Student artists will attend the reception to speak with guests, Asprey said.
Students worked in and outside of class at the OU ceramics studio with professors, but several of the pieces were “self-directed,” Asprey said.
“Each student put in at least 10 hours with [their piece],” club president Helen Harris said. “Ceramics is a pretty slow process.
It has been about two years since the last expansive ceramics exhibition, Asprey said.
“We’re just trying to get people to come up and see ceramics,” Asprey said.
Rather than having a theme, this exhibition will feature different ceramic firing techniques including pit fire, low fire and high fire, Asprey said. Ceramics from beginning and advanced student artists will make up the exhibition, Asprey said.
The exhibition will also include “hand-building” and “throwing” techniques, which are processes of molding the clay when it is wet, Harris said.
The exhibition will run through Nov. 27 with the gallery open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and closed on weekends, according to the exhibition’s schedule.