Artist Reception and Talk: Bill Kremer


Location: South Bend Museum of Art (120 S. Saint Joseph Street)

Ceramic sculpture by Bill Kremer, with platters painted by Doug Kinsey

Bill Kremer’s artistic activity is ceramic art, representing both ceramic sculpture and traditional pottery. He is known for his innovations using large-scale molds as a means to construct sculptural vessel forms. The gestural vessels made from this process are salt fired in a 30’ wood firing kiln located at his home studio in Cassopolis, Michigan. Artist and colleague Doug Kinsey collaborated with Kremer in the creation of ceramic platters that Kinsey painted before the firing process.

Kremer is the chair of the ceramics department at the University of Notre Dame. His work has been shown in more than 150 exhibitions, and he has conducted more than 30 workshops and lectures. He is currently represented by the Brunner Gallery in Covington, La., and the Julius Friedman Gallery in Louisville, Ky.

The reception will run from 5:00pm to 7:30 pm. At 6:15 pm, Kremer will speak about his work. The exhibit will run from September 17, 2011, until December 4, 2011.

For more information, visit the Department of Art, Art History, and Design website.