Gwendolyn Korvick

Specialty:
I create complex organic ceramic pieces which are hand formed by the pinch method and left unglazed, relying on the blacks and grays of reduction firing for decoration. Earth colors of subtle red & green break the stark value contrast. The minimal decoration imparted by reduction stenciling reinforces the organic form and subtle texture of my pottery. Slumped glass inserts have been used in some of my ware as additional decoration.

Gwendolyn’s Biography

Gwendolyn J. Korvick of Penn Hills, PA has been creating pinch pots since 1978. She has refined pinching from simple bowl shapes into complex organic forms. She developed a slumping process to form glass “windows” into some of her pieces. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in August 1989 with a Master of Education degree, majoring in Art Education. Gwen retired from her position as an elementary art teacher in the New Kensington-Arnold School District in 2015. In addition to being a member of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh, she is a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. Selected Exhibits: 2019 A Celebration of our Art Community, Main Exhibit Gallery, Ligonier, PA 2014 20 Artists@20 Years, Main Exhibit Gallery, Ligonier, PA 2011 A Fair in the Park, Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh, Pgh. PA 2010 A Fair in the Park, Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh, Pgh. PA 2008 A Fair in the Park, Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh, Pgh. PA 2008 Earth and Fire, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh., Pittsburgh, PA 2007 Tryst With Glass, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA 2007 A Fair in the Park, Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh, Pgh. PA 2007 Glass At the Clay Place Gallery, The Clay Place, Carnegie, PA 2007 40 Over 40 – Part II, The Clay Place, Carnegie, PA 2007 Vitreous, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh., Pittsburgh, PA 2006 Practice What We Teach, PSU, New Kensington PA Campus
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