Curtis Benzle | Thomas Hoadley | Jennifer McCurdy: Three Masters in Porcelain

6/4/17 - 7/16/17

Recurring daily

Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m., Closed Mondays


Sherrie Gallerie

694 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 221-8580


Curtis Benzle | Thomas Hoadley | Jennifer McCurdy: Three Masters in Porcelain  

June 4 - July 16, 2017    

Opening Reception: Sunday, June 4, 3-5pm with an Artists' Discussion at 4pm    


Come enjoy the work of three master artists all using porcelain in distinct and challenging ways.    

View the entire exhibition online:    


Curtis Benzle graduated with a BFA from the Ohio State University in 1972, and received his Masters from Northern Illinois University in 1978. His work is included in many major museums and collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the White House Collection of Contemporary Crafts. Pattern, color and light have propelled Benzle's creative process and fascination with porcelain clay. An early encounter with the "eggshell" wares of Asia encouraged him to test the limits of his materials, and to integrate chance occurrences into his creative process.    


Thomas Hoadley's colored porcelain vessels are made with the traditional Japanese technique of Nerikomi, which involves the layering of different colored clays, resulting in a penetration of the pattern through the thickness of the wall so as to be visible on both the outside and the inside. Hoadley grew up in New Hampshire and graduated from Amherst College in 1971, then attained a Masters in Ceramics at Illinois State University. His work is included in the collections of many public museums including the National Museum of American Art - Renwick Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts - Philadelphia, and the White House Craft Collection (now at the Clinton Library).      


Jennifer McCurdy received her Fine Arts degree from Michigan State University in 1978, and has worked as a ceramic artist ever since. Her work resides in the collections of museums around the world, including the Smithsonian Museum's Renwick Gallery, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Everson Museum of Art. McCurdy works with structural questions: how thin can she make the porcelain before it collapses?  How much can she cut away and still maintain the structural integrity? How can she preserve the movement of the wheel and the fire in the finished piece?    


Sherrie Gallerie  

694 N High St, Columbus, OH, 43215  


Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6, Sun 1-4  Free parking behind the gallery!