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Last Modified: May 14, 2015

For Daily Use

Davis, CA – May 4, 2015 – UC Davis Craft Center Gallery presents “For Daily Use”, the solo exhibition of Craft Center Ceramics Studio volunteer and first-year Chemical Engineering student, Hunter Pauker, May 4 – June 5. Opening Reception will be held on Friday, May 15th from 5-7 p.m. at the gallery 530-752-1475. Hunter Pauker will be at the reception to answer questions.

Starting at a young age in a high school ceramics class, Hunter quickly found that he was drawn to the art of ceramic wheel throwing. From this initial spark, he took to youtube to learn and perfect new techniques, studying the instructional videos of well-known ceramicist Hsin-Chuen Lin. Hunter found that it wasn’t that simple in the beginning to teach his self, and in fact says it took him about 9 months of practice to consider himself a “good” ceramicist. His motivation came in the small victories he had along the way, one especially exciting achievement being when he and a friend successfully built their own ceramic kiln in which to fire their pieces.

Now three years into his love for ceramics, he throws a variety of stunning wares, most notably the extremely lightweight, tall closed vessels that he most enjoys creating. Hunter’s hope for this show is that the viewers will physically interact with his art so they can really understand each piece; it’s lightness, form, and the many other elements of technique that he’s perfected over the years.

For inquiries about item pricing and other questions regarding the show, Hunter Pauker can be contacted at hnpauker@ucdavis.edu.

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