When Martinsburg native Jina Stuckenschneider took her first college ceramics class in 2011, little did she know her childhood joy of playing in the mud on the family farm would become a new lifelong passion.
Her passion for ceramics will be on display in a solo show held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 15-26 in the Greg Hardwick Gallery. The gallery is in the art building, Brown Hall, at Columbia College.
She will give an artist talk and have a reception with food at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17. During the reception she will talk about her artwork, her career in ceramics, and answer questions from the public.
The show will include her ceramic pieces that will be fresh out of the kiln and they will be for sale.
“My work has developed and been influenced from my roots of living on a farm and therefore display a very rustic quality to them,” said Stuckenschneider, who is a 2008 Community R-VI graduate and the daughter of Gary and Sherry (Lay) Stuckenschneider. “I will have everything for sale. I’m getting nervous about it.”
Many of her ceramics include the colors brown, yellow, and blue as she’s influence by sea tone colors.
Read more in the April 10 issue of The Vandalia Leader.