Six potters will compete in different challenges on wheels in front of an audience for three hours using technique and creativity on Saturday, July 23, 2022.
One winner will go home with a $250 cash prize after being judged.
Myrna Joy Wenger
After the competition, the ceramic pieces will be raffled off to some lucky winners! The proceeds from this event will go towards our ever growing ceramic studio!
Tickets are $15 or get a table for 4 for $75. Front row tables are $100 each.
Doors open at 4:30pm, competition starts at 5pm.
Gallery Lounge will be open with beer, wine, and charcuterie boards. Live music, too!
Linda Ross has been working on the wheel since she was 16 years old. Her art teacher at Burlington High School gave her her first lesson. Her biggest support when she was younger were her parents who bought her her first wheel. Nowadays, she works out of her own studio on their new property which her husband built for her. She says that her reason to keep creating is that she just cannot help herself!!! Her favorite form to make is a cylinder because you can turn it into anything! She loves to get that cylinder off the wheel and manipulate it into something fun and funky.
Lillian Rubin has been working with ceramics for 3/4 of her life! We have her to thank for this growing ceramic department here at the Art Center of Burlington. She has been here since the very beginning. When asked Lillian says that she keeps creating simply because it is fun. Her favorite things to create off the wheel are large raku vases and altered decorative pieces. Her biggest support over all these years has been the ACB.
Detrich Totemeier has been working with clay for the last 9 years. He learned in high school but really started his love of the medium in John Bybees ceramic class at SCC. He worked as a studio technician learning how to prep clay, glazes and load kilns. Once he graduated he came here to the Artscenter in order to continue his practice. Detrich gets the biggest amount of support from his wife. The two of them do a lot of compilation work where Detrich will throw the forms and Morgan will alter and glaze them. Bowls are his go to form, but recently he has been exploring all sorts of other shapes from mugs, vases and altered pieces. What started as a fun way to get credits in college became what looks to be a lifelong passion.
Myrna Joy Wenger worked with clay when she was younger. Raising a family and now retired she says that "I want to be a potter when I grow up." Though she admits she refuses to grow up. Coming back to her wheel practice she is excited to compete with us! Her reason to create is that it is great therapy. Her son Seth is her biggest supporter. Helping move heavy clay, setting up her kiln at home and just being a 'cheerleader' as she brings her work home. Being that she can gift her work to her friends and family she loves making functional work, who wouldn't want some hand made mugs and bowls in their kitchen?