It’s fair to say that during the May 2021 Ceramics Congress, Brenda Quinn blew us all away with her unique and signature decorative techniques. It’s always a pleasure to check back in with our workshop artists to see what they’ve got going on in the studio.
Brenda does not disappoint with her latest exhibition at Charlie Cummings Gallery. Symmetry and a beautiful selective colour palette make this new series of cups, bowls, plates and vases a perfect addition to your spring table setting. Her work is so highly sought after that I’m not convinced there will even be any pieces left unsold by the time this blog post is up!
Brenda’s artist statement via Artaxis: “My work is inspired by and is a nod to the broad history of decorative arts. Developing forms that have a utilitarian function and a dynamic design is like trying to solve an evolving equation with an elusive answer. For me, this equation becomes more complicated with the addition of an ever-expanding range of functions, techniques, and glazes to my working vocabulary. The chase for a solution is engaging; so much so that I’m often interjecting more variables into my process in order to keep the chase going.”
“Charlie Cummings Gallery features contemporary functional and sculptural ceramic work by emerging and nationally-recognized artists. Since 2001, Charlie Cummings Gallery has premiered more than 100 exhibits and represents ceramic artists in this online exhibition and sales venue and in the physical gallery space.” (- via their website) Keep this gallery in mind when you’re looking to add to your ceramics collection or if you’re an artist looking for new venues to exhibit. They showcase all styles of ceramic art and are one of the premier galleries in the United States focusing solely on the ceramic arts. Artists can submit via the Gallery’s website for a number of group exhibitions throughout the year.
Make sure to check out Brenda’s new pieces online at Charlie Cummings Gallery, and if by chance they are all sold out by the time you read this then worry not as she has a fall exhibition scheduled with In Tandem Gallery which opens on September 1st, 2022. And make sure to keep up with all of Brenda’s clay adventures on her Instagram.
Want to make sure you don’t miss out on the next Ceramics Congress? We’ve got another incredible line up of 40+ international talents streaming live into your home this May 26-30th! Grab your ticket today!!! Right HERE! Seriously, what are you waiting for???