Randy Johnston
Squared Sushi Platter
13 x 13 x 2 inches
Photography: Jon Bolton

Mud: Handmade in the Midwest

March 16 – May 31, 2014

Organized by the Racine Art Museum Store, this exhibition showcases a selection of works created by ceramists who reside in the upper Midwest region. Handmade in the Midwest brings together a wide array of work with an emphasis on functional works as well as products made by studio potters from two generations. All works on display will be for sale.

The pieces range from the small-scale hand-carved porcelains of Sandra Byers to the utilitarian dinnerware and serving pieces of Paul Eshelman. A special grouping of vintage works created by John Glick from the 1970s through the present are a particular focal point of this display. In addition, two deceased artists, Margaret Ponce Israel and Toshiko Takaezu—with whom the Racine Art Museum has had close relationships over the years—will be represented by functional and sculptural pieces. Works by Glick, Johnston, and Oestreich are also featured in current exhibitions devoted to selections of ceramics from RAM’s permanent collection in the museum’s galleries. Takaezu’s masterwork, The Star Series, is also included in these shows.

Artists in the Exhibition

Robert Briscoe (MN), Sandra Byers (WI), Win Byers (WI), Karl Borgeson (WI), Paul Dresang (IL), Paul Eshelman (IL), John Glick (MI), Michael Gross (WI), Rick Hintze (WI), Randy Johnston (WI), Alex Mandli (WI), Jeff Noska (WI), and Jeff Oestreich (MN). Special works by the late Toshiko Takaezu (NJ), and Margaret Ponce Israel (NY)

Mud: Handmade in the Midwest

March 16 – May 31, 2014
Randy Johnston
Squared Sushi Platter
13 x 13 x 2 inches
Photography: Jon Bolton

Organized by the Racine Art Museum Store, this exhibition showcases a selection of works created by ceramists who reside in the upper Midwest region. Handmade in the Midwest brings together a wide array of work with an emphasis on functional works as well as products made by studio potters from two generations. All works on display will be for sale.

The pieces range from the small-scale hand-carved porcelains of Sandra Byers to the utilitarian dinnerware and serving pieces of Paul Eshelman. A special grouping of vintage works created by John Glick from the 1970s through the present are a particular focal point of this display. In addition, two deceased artists, Margaret Ponce Israel and Toshiko Takaezu—with whom the Racine Art Museum has had close relationships over the years—will be represented by functional and sculptural pieces. Works by Glick, Johnston, and Oestreich are also featured in current exhibitions devoted to selections of ceramics from RAM’s permanent collection in the museum’s galleries. Takaezu’s masterwork, The Star Series, is also included in these shows.

Artists in the Exhibition

Robert Briscoe (MN), Sandra Byers (WI), Win Byers (WI), Karl Borgeson (WI), Paul Dresang (IL), Paul Eshelman (IL), John Glick (MI), Michael Gross (WI), Rick Hintze (WI), Randy Johnston (WI), Alex Mandli (WI), Jeff Noska (WI), and Jeff Oestreich (MN). Special works by the late Toshiko Takaezu (NJ), and Margaret Ponce Israel (NY)

Gallery of Work

Exhibitions at RAM are made possible by:

Platinum Sponsors

Judith and David Flegel Fund
Ron and Judith Isaacs
Nicholas and Nancy Kurten
Windgate Foundation

Diamond Sponsors

Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation
Ruffo Family Foundation

Gold Sponsors
Anonymous
David Charak
Silver Sponsors
A.C. Buhler Family
Andis Foundation
Lucy G. Feller
Ben and Dawn Flegel
Annette Hirsch Family
Dorothy MacVicar
RDK Foundation, Inc.

Jan Serr and John Shannon
Twin Disc, Inc.
Bronze Sponsors

Anonymous
Baird
Susan Boland
Virginia Buhler
Educators Credit Union
Fredrick and Deborah Ganaway
Get Behind the Arts Studio Tour
William A. Guenther
Tom and Sharon Harty
Andrea and Tony Hauser
David and Judy Hecker
Bradley Lynch
Carlotta Miller
Larry and Barbara Newman
The Norbell Foundation
Deb and Willard Walker

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