Currently hanging in the Kendal Gallery, through December 6th, are the works of artist/potter, Chris Breuer. The exhibit includes salt glazed stoneware and earthenware from his tile landscape series and large salt glazed wall platters. The theme of this strikingly beautiful show is “Water,” and is inspired by the natural beauty of places the artist has visited including the north shore of Lake Superior, Ontario lakes and streams north of Minnesota, Lake Havasu in Arizona, and the clouds over New Mexico. As an artist, his 40+ year journey in the natural world has truly captured the essence of earth, water and fire in the work he creates from clay.
Artist’s Reception on November 6, 2015
The Kendal Art Committee is sponsoring an artist reception for Chris Breuer on Friday, November 6th at 4:30PM in Kendal’s Heiser Lounge.
The Artist’s Journey
Chris Breuer’s journey is an interesting one. After being exposed to pottery, as a freshman at Oberlin College, he fell in love with the medium of clay and knew this would be his life’s work…and it has. After college, Chris moved to Philadelphia and joined The Clay Studio, a group of professional potters sharing facilities. He sought out mentors for guidance, which helped him determine the path he would take. It was the path less traveled. Chris apprenticed at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Along with other potters he designed and built stoneware kilns, including one at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine.
Breuer Studio and Gallery
In 1980, he returned to Oberlin, with his wife, Paula Aghajanian. They found an old farmhouse and restored and transformed it into Breuer Pottery. It includes a studio, gallery and kilns that they built. It is also their home, a peaceful setting with beautiful gardens. Paula manages the gallery, and Chris…of course, is busy creating! They welcome visitors to explore the gallery and studio to learn more about the creative process and passion that has driven Chris’ journey.
Visit Breuer Pottery Studio and Gallery at 47361 West Hamilton Street in Oberlin, 440-775-2340. Open most days from 10:00 to 5:00. For more information about Chris’s work, visit www.breuerpottery.com.