It brings Claymakers Gallery great pleasure to present Steinfest, an annual, national exhibition featuring the German beer stein. Claymakers Gallery is honored to present this diverse group of nationally and regionally known artists who have approached this form in unique and individual ways. See their works for yourself this Saturday, October 12th!
Steinfest gathers a diverse group of ceramic artists who have reinterpreted the form in exceptional ways, bringing together artists whose styles represent the full spectrum of clay techniques. Known for their excellence in craftsmanship, Steinfest artists have elevated the simple beer container to new heights and unexpected directions. There, you’ll see over 200 unique variations of ceramic beer steins created by artists from North Carolina and beyond.
Why focus on the beer stein? Durham is the local food movement writ large. An extension of that movement is to recognize the artists and craftspeople that are creating forms that showcase this food. There is nothing like handling an object created by hand and then drinking from that object. Handcrafted objects are good for the economy as well as the soul.
Gillian Parke is the curator of Steinfeist. Gillian Parke has focused her creative energy on ceramic art for 15 years by combining elements of manufactured porcelain and Japanese pottery to create unconventional works of art. Recently, Parke was named a recipient of the 2008 Emerging Artist Award by Ceramics Monthly magazine, a well-deserved distinction.
Supplement seasonal Oktoberfest-ing with a visit to Steinfest! Steinfest will run through November 9, 2019, at Claymakers Gallery Don’t miss out on the chance to attend while you can!
At The Heights at La Salle Apartments in Durham, North Carolina, it is important to us that our residents have a well-balanced social life while residing in our community. You can take a break from your normal day-to-day when you attend this event!
Saturday, October 12, 2019—1:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
705 Foster Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701