“Reinventing the Wheel” by Andrew Snyder
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – July 3 @ 5:00 pm
Summer Exhibition: “Reinventing the Wheel” – Solo Gallery
Our Solo Gallery will host the Andrew Snyder’s innovative show Reinventing the Wheel in which he created a portable, hand-powered potter’s wheel for his students’ use at home during the pandemic. Compact and potent, drawing from historical examples and constructed from readily available materials, it allowed his students to throw at home, while offering a unique set of challenges and skills. Hand-powered wheels are a slower, more meditative process compared to the speed and control of the electric ones most artists are accustomed to. This unique exhibition reexamines and celebrates the time honored tradition of hand wheels and shares the lessons they can teach us as contemporary clay artists. Andrew Snyder is a professor at West Chester University in Pennsylvania, where he teaches ceramics and curates their gallery. Once a production potter, he is a renowned ceramicist who has exhibited across the country.