As an artist, J.D. Schall lives in both the fine art and commercial potter’s world, exhibiting in galleries such as PYRO but also maintaining a thriving design business that offers functional ceramics with a clean, colorful aesthetic. The kind of work he exhibits in galleries, and that we see here today, is a rustic and earthier style carrying an Asian influence. It emphasizes the potter’s feeling for the solidity of form capped off by a touch of whimsy.
His business, Schall Studio & Design features wheel-thrown ceramic lamps, dinnerware and pieces for the garden. He primarily sells directly to home decor boutiques and interior designers, but Schall also exhibits in a few select retail art shows. His pottery has been featured in Elle Decor, Domino, Home and Southern Accent magazines. “I am dedicated to exploring the best in modern design. I draw inspiration from a variety of sources, ranging from ancient Asian ceramics to the American Arts and Crafts movement and mid-century modernism.”
Currently, Schall is working with Louisville Visual Art in the Studio 2000 program, an ongoing partnership between Louisville Metro Parks and LVA. Now in its 2nd year, Studio 2000 pairs high school students who aspire to be visual artists with professional artists to work in clay, fiber & mixed media. Each participant receives a $500 stipend at the end of the eight-week session. Proceeds from this sale are recycled through Studio 2000 to support future programming.
Schall’s work can be found at AA Clay Studio & Gallery, 2829 S 4th St, and Craft(s) Gallery 572 S 4th St, both in Louisville. He will also will be showing at the 60 th Annual St. James Art Fair September 30 & October 1, 2016.
The Studio 2000 Exhibition and Sale will take place on August 4th, 2016 at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. There will be a preview from 5:00- 5:30pm, and the actual sale will run 5:30-7:00pm.
Bunnies in the Sky
clay, 18x1.5in, 2016Buy Now
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Name: J.D. Schall
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
BA in English, minors in Anthropology and Religious Studies, University of Whitewater, WI