A show of sculptural and functional ceramic works by three local Maine artists celebrating their work in clay takes place right here in Kennebunk.
Beginning November 9, Kevin Keiser, Brenden Roddy and Richard Winslow are featured in a three-artist show at Pop Up on Maine Art Hill located at 5 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk. An artist reception is planned for Saturday, November 17 from 5 to 7pm. Please stop by and chat with the artists and see their work in person.
Even though Kevin Keiser hails from Ohio, he began his love affair with Maine when he and his wife honeymooned in Kennebunkport forty years ago. They have been back every year since!
“I summer in Moody, and we plan to make the move there full time in a year or two,” shares Keiser. “Many of the vessels I create are inspired by nature, and my beach walks in Maine. These sculptural pieces are not necessarily intended to be functional but can be.”
Keiser is represented by Maine Art Hill and his pieces can found at The Works Gallery year round.
Brendan Roddy, the second potter in this triad, teaches Fine Art at the Middle School of the Kennebunks as well as courses at River Tree Arts. He creates hand-built and wheel-thrown ceramic work.
“I am greatly inspired by all things water and ocean related. Being new to coastal Maine, I find the shape of shells, crashing of waves, flowing of water, and oceanic life both beautiful and organic,” says Roddy. “I strive to interpret these forms and gestural lines in my ceramic sculptures and pottery.”
Roddy collects driftwood and other natural material from various locations and combines them with clay to create abstract landscapes influenced by each place and experience.
“I enjoy working with texture and highlighting those textures with simple glazes and underglazes. When creating hand-built or wheel-thrown work, I find myself lost in the feel of clay,” Roddy says. “I love following flowing edges and contours and appreciate the raw nature of the material.”
Richard P. Winslow, our third potter, is an artist from Waterboro, Maine specializing in functional works. He uses earthy glazes and various textures. He is a member of the Society of Southern Maine Craftsmen.
“I primarily do most of my pottery working on the wheel and use multiple methods to add texture and design to many of my shapes,” says Winslow. “I have explored many firing and glazing options. Currently, I mostly fire to cone 5/6 and consistently use glazes that have been certified as food safe.”
Winslow started pottery many years ago in his college years. The world of work distracted his art and pottery output for several years, but later he was able to get back to his arts and crafts interest. Now they are primary in his life.
“Currently, I both paint and do pottery. I belong to several arts and crafts associations as well as participate in numerous shows in the southern Maine area,” says Winslow.
The work of Kevin Keiser, Brendan Roddy and Richard Winslow can be found from November 9 to November 26 at the Pop Up on Maine Art Hill located at 5 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk. The gallery is open at 10 am six days a week (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.) An artist reception is being held Saturday, November 17 from 5 to 7pm. Please stop by and chat with the artists and see their work in person!