45: New Works by Terri Kern

November 27, 2009 - March 7, 2010


Terri Kern, Fish Vessel, 2009

Cincinnati ceramic artist, Terri Kern, turned 45 this year and marked the event with 45 new pieces and an exhibit of the same name. Terri’s wheel thrown, slab built and carved earthenware pieces reflect her daily influences. Vivid painted imagery defines Terri’s work, drawn from a personal experience, or inspired by an animal or object in her home. She achieves a unique depth and richness of color through meticulous layering of underglazes – sometimes 15 to 20 coats.

“My work has always documented my personal history. Each piece functions as an individual marker which commemorates a single moment, event, realization or memory. My entry into this blue-ribbon year has compelled me to look at my life in a different way, resulting in discoveries and evolutions and the letting go of things that no longer matter.”
- Terri Kern

Terri Kern, House Vessel, 2009