Kathryn Gremley, Penland Gallery Director, and this year’s awards judge for the third annual invitational exhibition, Art of the Cup: Functional Comfort has selected First and Second prize winners as well as Honorable Mentions.
Cup 2 (2010)
Wheel-thrown and altered porcelain
Soda vapor fired, semi-matte copper glaze, flashing slip and underglaze brushwork
Brown is currently Associate Professor of Art at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA. He has been part of the Nicholls family since 2003. He teaches all levels of Ceramics, Beginning Design, and Art Appreciation. Brown received his M.F.A. from Ohio University and his B.F.A. from University of Florida. Prior to graduate school Brown was an Artist‐In‐Residence at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN.
Brown works primarily with clay exploring both functional pottery and sculptural forms. Jeff also builds contemporary furniture and sculpture. His work has been exhibited in regional, national, and international exhibitions.
The exhibition will continue until January 2, 2011. The show includes functional cups from over 50 artists. Each invited artist has a Southern connection, based on where they choose to live, work or teach. The work in this exhibition is offered for sale.