MCC Presents: First Fridays in the Exchange, Featuring Rachael Kroeker
Friday, December 7th 2012
Manitoba Craft Council – 553-70 Arthur st
Form and aesthetics are important elements in my slip cast functional ware, with a perfect balance between function, comfort and beauty found in my designs. Here I layer several different colours of slips within the mold itself, afterwards I reveal these hidden layers by carefully removing the surface. This subtractive process is both a visual and tactile experience. The surprisingly supple surface texture of the raw clay compliments the negative line movement and colour, resulting in a lovely dining experience.
Rachael Kroeker is an emerging ceramic artist who was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She completed her BFA with honours in May of 2009 from the University of Manitoba, and after turning down acceptance to Rhode Island School of Design she still plans on completing an MFA. Rachael was an artist in residence at the Medalta clay centre in Medicine Hat for four months in 2010, and for several years she has been an active member of the ceramic community, being involved in a number of group exhibitions and sales in Winnipeg.