2020 Southern Miss Ceramics National Awards
Juried by Richard Notkin

Welcome to the 2020 Ceramics National Guest Lecture and Awards Presentation

This year’s Ceramics National exhibition was juried by internationally recognized artist, Richard Notkin.

Notkin (b. 1948, Chicago, IL.) is a full-time studio artist living in Vaughn, Washington. His teapots, ceramic sculptures and tile murals are visual explorations into social and political commentary. Through the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s, when large scale abstract expressionist vessels and gestural ceramic sculptures were the rage in contemporary American ceramics, Notkin worked with a tightly controlled, high degree of craftsmanship, creating works which were often criticized as being too small, tight and precious. He took this as a compliment. He is perhaps most known for his series of unglazed stoneware teapots, inspired by the remarkable Yixing wares of China (circa 1500 AD to the present), but consciously maintaining a separate cultural identity, “reflecting the current dilemmas of our contemporary human civilization.”

Richard Notkin has worked in ceramics for over fifty years. His work has been exhibited internationally for over 4 decades and is in more than 70 public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan.

Ricahrd Notkin’s awards include three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. In 2008, Notkin was elected a Fellow of the American Craft Council and awarded a USA Hoi Fellowship by the United States Artists Foundation. He is also the recipient of the Meloy Stevenson Award from the Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT, and the Honorary Membership Award from NCECA, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, 2014.

We are honored and grateful to have Richard Notkin as our visiting artist for this 2020 online Ceramics National presentation.

Please register below and join us on November 13 at 4 p.m., Central Standard Time, for this online visiting artist lecture by Richard Notkin. His lecture will include a slide presentation and a live Q&A session. Exhibition awards will be also announced at this time.

Awards are listed below thank you for attending the presentation.

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November 13 – 4:00 p.m.

Please register by 2:00 p.m. the day of the event.


Broadcast Live on Zoom!

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All Museum Exhibitions and Events are free and open to the public

2020 Ceramics National Exhibition

Awards

HONORABLE MENTION: 10 AWARDS

DYAN AKKOUCHE

Cubed Teapot, 2020

Stoneware and Glaze

9 x 6 x 6 inches

Topeka, KS

KENNETH BASKIN

Crucible Series #15, 2016

Soda Fired Stoneware

12 x 23 x 12 inches

Lake Charles, LA

JIM BUDDE

Love at First Sight, 2015

Ceramics

13 x 17 x 2 inches

Boise, ID

JIM CONNELL

Red Sandblasted Carved Lidded Jar, 2019

Ceramic

15 x 11 x 11 inches

Rock Hill, SC

OVIDIO GIBERGA

Spores of War (from the Vulnerability series), 2020

Wheel-thrown & altered, soda fired porcelain, black slip

33 x 13 x 13 inches

San Antonio, TX

JENNIFER HOLT

Zero Sum Game (Ro Sham Bo), 2017

Porcelain, thread, mixed media

72 x 36 x 36 inches

Decatur, IL

JEEEUN LEE

Drift I, 2020

Stoneware

10 x 19 x 19 inches

Villa Hills, KY

GEORGE RODRIGUEZ

Mexican American Gothic, 2019

Ceramic with glaze

7 x 5 x 23 inches

Seattle, WA

JENNIFER ROSSETTER

Deer, 2019

Stoneware

10 x 10 x 1 inches

St. Petersburg, FL

SUZANNE SIDEBOTTOM

Memory Cards, 2016

Porcelain with decals

12 x 18 x 9 inches

New Albany, IN

JESSICA SMITH

Weave,, 2018

Stoneware

11 x 11 x 6 inches

Livingston, AL

SUZANNE SIDEBOTTOM

Memory Cards, 2016

Porcelain with decals

12 x 18 x 9 inches

New Albany, IN

JASON STARIN

Narcissist (Covert), 2019

Stoneware, cone 6

35 x 20 x 20 inches

Philadelphia, PA

KOURTNEY STONE

Marion’s Parable, 2019

Earthenware, underglaze, wood, found objects, wax

32 x 11 x 8 inches

Baltimore, MD

SUZANNE STORER

Homeless in Liberty Park II, 2017

Ceramic, mixed media

19 x 10 x 8 inches

Ogden, UT

BEST IN SHOW: TIE BETWEEN TWO ARTISTS

MERIEL STERN

Accretion, 2020

Grolleg porcelain, Mason stains, graphite, chalk paint

8 x 8 feet x 4 inches

Pasadena, CA

NICOLE WOODARD

Self Portrait, 2020

Porcelain and underglaze pencil

11.5 x 12 x 7 inches

Lawrence, KS

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