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“2014 Yunomi Invitational” – AKAR Gallery

April 30, 2014

Fred Herbst

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This year I was invited to participate in the “2014 Yunomi Invitational” exhibition (one of the most anticipated each year) at the AKAR Gallery in Iowa City, Iowa. Each artist sent five small cups and the woodfired porcelain cup above is still available. See the rest of my yunomis here.

“Set the Table with Plates” exhibition for NCECA

April 30, 2014

Fred Herbst

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Wisconsin artist Simon Levin curated an exhibition of plates to benefit the 50th year of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. My “Small Plate” (anagama fired porcelain) has been sold but there are still a number of outstanding pieces available. See the NCECA blog entry here.

Material Generation Panel- NCECA

April 3, 2014

Fred Herbst

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Spring in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for NCECA.

On March 21st I moderated a panel discussion on wood-fired ceramics titled “Material Generation” for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. The panelists were Simon Levin, Tim Rowan, and Tara Wilson and they presented their work and international success as studio artists. The turnout for the panel was great and the interest in wood-fired ceramics practice continues to grow.

Each year, the NCECA conference has been very important for me since I get to travel to a new city, see a huge amount of ceramics, reconnect with old friends, and meet new friends. This year’s keynote was delivered by the amazing Theaster Gates from Chicago. His call for more diversity in ceramics and art was delivered in a very powerful speech¬† and he left the stage to a standing ovation. It was a highlight of the conference for me!

Exhibition at Elmira College

March 8, 2014

Fred Herbst

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I currently have work (vessels and sculptural forms) in a two person exhibition with painter Marc Rubin. The show is in the George Waters Gallery at Elmira College and will run until Apr. 4, 2014.

International Cup 2014

January 19, 2014

Fred Herbst

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Last week I sent this piece, “Crystals Cup” out to the International Cup 2014 exhibition at The Clay Studio of Missoula in Missoula, Montana. The show will run from Feb. 7th to 28th, 2014.

Wood-Fired Ceramics: 100 Contemporary Artists

January 4, 2014

Fred Herbst

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Wood-fired Ceramics: 100 Contemporary Artists has been published. I am one of the 100 and am very excited to be included with so many great artists. Get your copy here.

Happy 2014!

January 4, 2014

Fred Herbst

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New work for the new year…

Happy 2014 everyone! It was a good 2013: I was an artist in residence in Maine, had my work exhibited around the country, and was published in two books. But I’m looking forward to the new year and have a number of exciting opportunities already in the works. I’ll be exhibiting work in Elmira and Rochester, NY, Missoula MT, and in the Yunomi Invitational with the AKAR Gallery in Iowa. I’ll also be traveling to Milwaukee to moderate a panel on woodfiring at the NCECA conference and I will be going back to France with the Corning Museum of Glass to teach a workshop at the Domaine de Boisbuchet. Stay tuned!

Try to stay warm out there, it was 3 degrees last night in the Fingers Lakes of New York—

Starbrick Clay National Cup Show 2013

October 11, 2013

Fred Herbst

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This pair of cups titled “His/Hers: French Cups” were juried into the Starbrick Clay National Cups Show 2013 at the Starbrick Gallery in Nelsonville, Ohio. The exhibition runs from Oct. 25th to Nov. 25th, 2013. The cups were made from Limoges porcelain and fired in the woodfired kiln I built with the Corning Museum of Glass at the Domaine de Boisbuchet in France. This set comes with a large amount of airline miles built in!

Artifacts from the Inferno / 500 Teapots

September 25, 2013

Fred Herbst

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This piece will be on display at the Baltimore Clayworks gallery for their juried exhibition, “Artifacts from the Inferno”. The show will run from Oct. 5 to Nov. 9. 2013 and includes a selection of work from artists across the US.

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This is a detail of my teapot (Carved Teapot) that was recently published in Lark Books 500 Teapots, Vol. 2 authored by Jim Lawton. I was excited to be included in the book with many friends and some of my favorite ceramic artists. Get the book here.

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts

July 27, 2013

Fred Herbst

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I recently returned from an amazing 2 week residency session at the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine. I was the inviting artist for an Artist -Invite- Artist residency session titled “Atmospheric Perspectives”. The group included invited artists Julie Crosby, Louise Harter, Kenyon Hansen, Doug Jeppesen, Trevor Dunn, Liz Lurie, Dan Murphy, and Tara Wilson. We fired the train woodfired kiln, the wood/salt kiln, and Kenyon Hansen fired the soda kiln twice. It was a hot,¬† busy 2 weeks! The Watershed staff did an amazing job in support so that we could focus on making and discussing work and successfully firing our production. My wife and daughter (my personal support crew) were also able to come along and enjoy the beautiful mid-coast region of Maine. Thank you Watershed, we will be back!

My participation in this project was made possible, in part, with funding from The Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes QuickARTS program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes. Thank you!

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