“CLAYWORKS” on exhibit at Eichold Gallery Feb. 20 – March 9

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 10:00am

MOBILE, Ala. – The Eichold Gallery at Spring Hill College will host an opening reception for “CLAYWORKS” from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. A gallery talk is set for 7 p.m. The show will be on display Feb 20 – March 9.

“CLAYWORKS” features ceramic stoneware vessels by artist Chuck Solberg of Saint Paul, Minn. Solberg works on the potter's wheel throwing large sculptural vessels. These large pieces are constructed from separately thrown clay sections, which are joined together and then distorted by paddling. The seams and joints are left exposed to visually break up the pots’ surfaces.

“My goal is to retain and accent the inherent spontaneity and raw beauty of wet clay in the finished pieces,” Solberg says in his artist’s statement. “Another goal is to have each piece demonstrate a clear and true connection to the hand. Each piece is a unique, one-of-a-kind vessel designed and constructed by me.”

The Eichold Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information on the Eichold Gallery or this exhibit, contact Wanda Sullivan at (251) 380-3863 or wsullivan@shc.edu.