November 13 – December 13
Common Ground Gallery
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, November 20, 7 – 9 p.m.
Closing Reception: Sunday, December 13, 2 – 4 p.m.
Solo exhibition of new work by ceramic artist Kate Westfall. In a world where speed and efficiency are prioritized, the handmade object connects, grounds, and reminds us to live in the moment. The functions of the vessels included in this exhibition vary from daily use to ceremonial, underlining the importance of ritual, community and beauty in every aspect of our lives.
About the Artist:
Born to two artists, a woodworker and an interior designer, Kate Westfall fell in love with art at an early age. Originally a painting and drawing major in college, she discovered the third dimension through clay in her sophomore year at Alfred University. She immediately connected with the material and has since dedicated herself to creating elegant functional vessels inspired by Baroque cathedrals, Victorian wallpaper, steampunk imagery and the fictional city of Rivendell. After graduating college in 2012, Kate moved south to Maryland, where she discovered VisArts at Rockville – a thriving community arts center. She became a resident artist and accepted a teaching position at VisArts while also building her business, Heirloom Pottery Studios. In the spring of 2015, Kate was juried into the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia and offered a studio space. She moved to Virginia, built a home studio and is now focusing on developing her portfolio and business while showing work at the Torpedo Factory and participating in group and solo exhibitions along the east coast. heirloompotterystudios.com