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500 Plates & Chargers
Innovative Expressions of Function & Style
Plates and chargers can serve as more than just places to put your food: they can be glorious art to show off on a table, sideboard, or hutch. These 500 spectacular pieces chosen by esteemed juror Linda Arbuckle range from the utilitarian yet beautifully glazed plate to dramatically decorated work, and they’re crafted from a remarkable variety of materials—including pristine porcelain and bold earthenware. Nick Joerling’s stoneware is the perfect canvas for a design: vigorous brush strokes set in wax resist race across its attractive surface. Kelly McKibben’s hand-built Going for a Stroll showcases delicately inlaid and silk-screened images. The stunning gallery provides a unique and wide-ranging snapshot of contemporary ceramic arts.
Having earned her Master of Fine Arts degree at Rhode Island School of Design, Linda Arbuckle is now a tenured professor at the University of Florida School of Art and Art History. She has also taught workshops across the U.S. and internationally. The University of Florida has recognized Arbuckle’s research with Graduate Research Professorship and Teaching Improvement awards, and she was honored with a National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) one-month residency in the People’s Republic of China. Arbuckle has a chapter-length feature in The Penland Book of Ceramics: Master Classes in Ceramic Techniques (Lark, 2003), and has received both an NEA Visual Artist Fellowship and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Florida Department of State. Arbuckle has served as Director-at-Large on the NCECA board, and as juror for state arts grants in Louisiana and Florida; she juried the NCECA “Clay National” exhibition in 2004, and will jury the 2008 “Strictly Functional Pottery National.”