Ceramics Art and Sculpture Professor David Smith will visit Linden Gallery on Aug. 13, 2 – 5:30 pm, to meet the public and share his wood-fired vessels and sculpture. Smith’s work is influenced by traditional East Asian folk-wares that embody the natural beauty and quiet restraint of these forms and traditions. On display in the gallery are elegant sake and tea bowl sets, as well as vases, platters and sculpture.
Smith built his own kegonsa anagama (“cave kiln” in Japanese) in southern Wisconsin more than 20 years ago and has spent more than 30 years honing his expertise in this field. Smith said, “For decades I have created ceramic art that reflects East Asian methods and aesthetics while maintaining a sensibility that is undeniably Western. I have always been intrigued by this cross-fertilization.”
Since 1978, Smith’s passion for wood-fired ceramics has allowed him to travel and work with a broad range of artists all over the country and world. In 2005, Smith turned toward Asia and was invited to present and exhibit at the 3rd World Ceramic Biennale held in Korea. The Linden Gallery has been featuring Smith’s works since 2008.
Linden Gallery, open 10 am – 5 pm daily, is located at 12001 Mink River Road in Ellison Bay. Call 920.854.2487 for more information.