McClelland Art Gallery displays diverse pottery

Diversity produces much of the beauty found on campus at Union College. Running until Nov. 4, the eclectic pottery exhibit includes three artists: Jovannah Poor Bear, sophomore elementary education major; Kimmy Wills, junior biology major; and Bruce Forbes, associate professor of art. The trio of artists bring a wide range of style and technique to the McClelland Art Gallery.

Will's work is hand built, which involves pinch and coil. Poor Bear's decorated slipware work uses a Native American technique as well as under glaze, carving and horsehair decoration. Forbes pieces are wheel-thrown stoneware, with some items glazed using Raku technique, a tradition originating in Japan.

"I think people should come see the gallery," Poor Bear said about the variety of this show. "If you go to a Navajo reservation and talk about pottery, they think only about my kind of pottery. If you go somewhere else people might only think of Mr. Forbes' kind of pottery."

The McClelland Art Gallery is in the Ortner Center on the Union College campus, 3800 S. 48th Street. Enter the campus from Prescott Avenue. The art gallery is free to the public and open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the Ortner Center at 402.486.2545.

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