Traditional Forms, Contemporary Techniques

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 8:33 am

Jill Schrift: Using Sodium Silicate to Create Textures in Clay

Jill Davis Schrift, lecturer in art, explains how she combines traditional forms with contemporary techniques to create the texture on the vases displayed in her exhibition Works of Clay.

In her second solo exhibition at the Faulconer Gallery, Schrift creates ceramic work to transform and enrich the daily routine of eating and drinking to an artful experience. Works of Clay is on display through Sunday, March 16, 2014.

Schrift has been a lecturer in art at Grinnell College since 1988, teaching ceramics, drawing, and introduction to the studio. Past exhibitions have included her pastel drawings of the annual Paris beach at the Bibliothèque Marguerite Audoux, Paris; collages at Les Vergers de l’Art, Paris; and pastel drawings, collages and ceramic work at the Grinnell (Iowa) Regional Medical Center and at the Grinnell Arts Center.