Gary Beaumont - Ceramics
"For me ceramic art is magical … taking earth materials, combining them in unique ways, and creating something artistic.
Ceramics speaks directly to what it means to be human. I often think about early people sitting around a fire, discovering how heat made clay turn hard, and then shaping this clay into useful containers. Most importantly, they made their pots interesting to look at by adding color and texture and imagery.
My goal is similar … To carefully craft pieces, so that when people see them they say, “Wow. I’ve never seen anything like this.” In this way, my art offers people in this “fast food” culture a reason to stop and notice how something looks and feels … Something that conveys a sense of the spirit of humanity."
SAA Collective Gallery
105 N. 5th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Wednesday - Saturday 11 AM - 5 PM
SAA Main Campus
Main Office, Studios,
M.G. Nelson Family Gallery, and Edwards Place
700 North 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM