Friday, March 9, 2012

The Cup: Doug Jeppesen - Sugar Grove, IL

Doug Jeppesen Mug wood-fired, B mix, 2011
(4.5 x 5 inches) CUP 098 $30 SOLD

Today we live in a world of convenience rather than one of necessity, and to make functional pottery is a reaction against this convenience.  From a solitary morning cup of coffee, a noisy family dinner, or sipping a cup of whiskey with a friend, pots are used every day by millions of people as they record and discuss their ideas, activities and experiences.  For me, this opens a door to a part of our society that wishes to rekindle a relationship with our past and push beyond the industrialized object of contemporary society.

Doug Jeppesen Whiskey Cups - Set of 2 wood-fired, B Mix, 2011
(2.5 x 2.25 and 2.25 x 2.25 inches) CUP 099 $30 SOLD

Doug Jeppesen Tumbler
wood-fired, B mix, 2011
(8 x 3.5 inches) CUP 100 $35

Doug Jeppesen holds a BA in Art History and a BFA in Art with an emphasis in ceramics from the University of Tulsa, and a MFA from Northern Illinois University.  Doug is an Associate Professor of Art/Ceramics at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Illinois where he has taught full time since 1998.  He specializes in wood firing and has built a number of different styled wood fired kilns at the college.  The latest was an Anagama, which was completed during the fall of 2006 and is one of only three in the state of Illinois.  His work has appeared in numerous national juried and invitational exhibitions across the United States.  Doug has presents workshops at area colleges and universities, and participated as a panel member at the International Wood Firing Conference at Northern Arizona University in 2006.

Doug Jeppesen Teabowl wood-fired, B mix, 2011
(2.75 x 4 inches) CUP 101 $30 SOLD

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