Samantha Henneke - June 2012
This work I made for an invitational exhibition called By Example - NC Potters and their Mentors. Curated by Ronan Peterson of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Ronan sought out 20 emerging young North Carolina Potters. The show opens on Jun 29, 2012 at the Green Hill Art Center in Greensboro, North Carolina and the work will be on display until August 29, 2012.

My mentor is Val Cushing, my teacher from when I attended Alfred University in the mid 90's.

By Example presents the work of twenty younger NC ceramic artists who use color, texture and imagery in their work and examines the sources of the newer guard of NC clay makers. Guest curator Ronan Kyle Peterson has selected 20 artists who in turn have invited 20 mentors who have impacted their work and careers in a significant way. This exhibit will include both functional and sculptural ceramic works which will introduce viewers to the clay medium through new approaches to surface design, and innovative use of ancient techniques. Themes such as artistic borrowings from other media in contemporary craft and the importance of mentorship will also be explored.
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