|Kevin Foy Gold and Black Teapot $300|
stoneware (11.5" x 9" x 5")
I start by making various forms and manipulating them in different ways. This exercise allows me to explore various shapes and lines and find a composition that sparks my interest. I playfully build a body of work and then study the pieces to try and understand what is happening. My concept evolves out of this study.
Kevin started working with clay at Oakton Community College and he earned a BA in studio art concentrated in ceramics at Northeastern Illinois University in 1997. He received his MFA in ceramics from Northern Illinois University in 2010. Kevin has taught ceramics classes at Lill Street Art Center, Terra Incognito, College of Lake County, Evanston Art Center, Fine Line Art Center and Northeastern Illinois University. His current body of work is wheel thrown altered vessels. Kevin uses a white stoneware clay body and generally uses high fire reduction glazes. He has also shown work nationally in juried exhibitions and is currently ceramics studio coordinator at Evanston Art Center.