Sodium-fired Jar

Where Are They Now?

The Daily Palette often features art from the Graduate Archive to celebrate exemplary work by students who have earned advanced degrees in studio art from the University of Iowa. "Where Are They Now?" gives us the exciting opportunity to catch up with some of these artists, to find out what they have been up to since leaving school and to feature their more contemporary work! Look for links to their previous appearance on The Daily Palette below.

Sodium-fired Jar, Ceramic, 2016

Kevin Van Winkle received a BA in Art, 1976, from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. Continuing on to graduate school at the University of Iowa, he received an M.A. in 1977 and in 1978 an M.F.A. in ceramics. He has taught ceramics at Odessa College, Midland College, Shreveport Center for Art and Craft, and most recently at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio.

In his own words

I make functional pots with an organic look. My pots are altered, wobbly with a bit of rhythm so that there is a sense of motion. I prefer sodium firing to direct the flow of the glazes so that they merge, run and allows for a wide color pallet. It is less predictable and always surprising.

Earlier appearance on The Daily Palette

Kevin Van Winkle online

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