In conjunction with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Annual Conference coming to Milwaukee this March, Colectivo is excited to host a ceramic exhibition at our Prospect cafe!
March 18 – 22, the Colectivo Prospect Back Room will show work by two Notre Dame faculty members with a bit of Wisconsin in their pasts – Bill Kremer and Chad Hartwig.
Bill Kremer earned his MFA at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and has been a professor of ceramics at Notre Dame for the past 40 years. He describes his work as sculptural vessels; the forms relate to reflections of both classical vessels and abstract the human figure and are fired in a large thirty-foot long anagama wood-firing kiln for five days.
Chad Hartwig is a Research Associate who received his B.F.A. from University of Wisconsin-Superior before earning his M.F.A. from University of Notre Dame. His sculptural ceramics explore the agency / structure relationships between humanity and the natural environment. As a potter in an unrelated, yet similar manner, he also is interested in how fine-craft objects can elevate every day experiences from redundancy to aesthetically driven endeavor.
ABOUT NCECA – Material World, NCECA’s 48th Annual Conference, will be dedicated to the investigation of the complex ways that materials acquire meaning through the things that we make and those that surround us in our daily lives. Exhibitions and programs will expand on traditional definitions of fine and decorative arts, craft and design in the context of the 21st century. Learn more here.