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Familial: An MFA Thesis Exhibition by Adam Jennett

Familial: An MFA Thesis Exhibition by Adam Jennett


The School of Art + Design presents an exhibition by MFA candidate Adam Jennett on view April 9 – April 13, in Ohio University’s Trisolini Gallery located on the 4th floor of the Baker Center. An opening reception Thursday April 11, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

This exhibition, featuring functional earthenware pottery, is a culmination of Adam Jennett’s research throughout his time as a graduate student in Ohio University’s ceramics program.

Originally from Upstate New York on the borders of Vermont and Québec, Adam received his BFA in ceramics from The School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology and is currently an MFA candidate in ceramics at Ohio University in Athens, OH. He has served as a studio assistant at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. Additionally, he has been an instructor for Kids on Campus at both Rochester Institute of Technology, and more recently Ohio University. He has exhibited his work nationally and locally.

His current work explores our emotional connection to objects through functional pottery and explores how physical properties of the pottery evoke and develop connections to both past and present social gatherings around food and drink. Adam’s research has been focused on both personal locality and the regional, as well as research into other maker cultures such as earthenware potters from North Carolina, folk furniture of western Canada, and furniture from French-Canada.

Trisolini Gallery, located on the 4th Floor of the Baker Center, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday.