CU to feature three potters at Pence-Chowning Art Gallery through March 20

CU to feature three potters at Pence-Chowning Art Gallery through March 20

March 10, 2015

For Immediate Release

By Hanna Hall, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University will feature work of three potters at the Pence-Chowning Art Gallery, 205 University Drive, Campbellsville, through March 20. The gallery will present work from Ian Pemberton, Patrick Rademaker and Kendall Herdelin, all from Louisville, Ky.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. The gallery will be open at the following times: Monday – 10 a.m.- 11:50 a.m. and 3 p.m.-5:50 p.m.; Tuesday –12:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.-6 p.m.; Wednesday – 11 a.m.- 11:50 a.m. and 2 p.m.- 6 p.m.; Thursday – 12:15 p.m.- 1:15 p.m. and 5 p.m.-5:50 p.m.; and Friday – 10 a.m.-11:50 a.m. and 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Pemberton produces functional pottery to be used in everyday life, that captures the natural essence of an atmospheric wood kiln. He forms explore angles in relation to each other, to create a vessel that is a mixture of form and function.

The surface of his work is a combination of wood ash falling on the pots, directional flame currents leaving their mark, and exploring the ways in which different surface results can be obtained.

Rademaker graduated in 2012 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the University of Louisville. He won the

1st Place Overall/Purchase Award at the 2013 Kentucky State Fair Ceramics Division. He was also awarded a four-year full tuition Trustees Scholarship in 2008.

Rademaker’s work is concerned with the development of a body of utilitarian, wood-fired vessels. One aim of his work is that it may forge a relationship with the viewer, revealing subtle complexities through continued interaction. Through this long-term interaction, both Rademaker’s personal voice and narrative of process are made known.

Hendelin uses form and surface to juxtapose order and chaos in his work.  He establishes visual control and order by using simple, soft geometric shapes that make up the overall forms. Visual chaos is established through glazes and is the natural unpredictability of the kiln.

The wheel throwing process and his interests in emergent forms heavily drive his work. The uses of bold lines bring importance to the plain changes and emphasize the points of growth, creating a sense of emergence from within. The intersections interrupt the line of the profile giving the illusion of multiple parts but when examined closely the continuous line becomes apparent showing the innate form.

For more information about CU’s February Art Gallery, contact Davie Reneau, associate professor of art, at (270) 789-5407 or at

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 3 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is

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