December 7, 2012 · 5:00pm

December 1 – 29, First Friday Opening Reception Dec 7th, 5pm-9pm

To celebrate Gallery360’s final exhibit in our current location we are embracing Terra Mater (Mother Earth) with functional works direct from the earth! We have hand selected a fantastic group of contemporary ceramic artists to display their new bodies of art, which provide handmade beauty as well as functionality. The distinctive variety of the work and the artists is apparent in the types and colors of glazes, surface textures, the choices of clay, and the firing temperatures. What better way to support your local artistic community than thinking local, handmade, and Eco-friendly for the holiday season?

Selected artists include: Angela Suehr, Brian Giniewski, Matthew Jakielski, Phil Kreider, Phil Haralam


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Take a Peek:

Matthew Jakielski is a locally based ceramicist, sculptor, and glass artist who received his BFA at Alfred University in NY and has Post-Baccalaureate experience in the Ceramics program at University of Colorado at Boulder. He has been a part of both local and international arts communites, serving as an Emerging Artist in Residence at Millersville University in and International Artist in Residence, Dagaocun Art District, Beijing, China. See more of Matt’s work Here


Phil Haralam, a native of Lancaster, holds a BFA from Guilford College and a MFA from Indiana University Bloomington. He was a Resident Artist at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts and recently completed an eleven month residency at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Working primarily within the ceramic medium, Haralam explores both sculpture and utilitarian work in his studio. This spring he will be returning to Guilford College as a visiting professor of art. “Borrowing from walks through the city, I have combined utilitarian forms with painted images of Lancaster to create functional ceramics that reflect this interesting and historic place.” Website here


Angela Suehr was born and raised in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. She received her BFA with a concentration in ceramics and her BSE in art education from Millersville University, Pennsylvania in 2011. While there, she worked as a ceramics studio assistant, maintaining the studio’s equipment and materials. During that time she also taught art classes and camps at the Lancaster Museum of Art. After graduating, she and her husband moved to Lincoln, Nebraska where she spent a year away from clay developing her drawing portfolio. She is currently a graduate ceramics certificate candidate at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. Her work as been exhibited in multiple shows across south central Pennsylvania. See more of Angela’s work here.


Phil Kreider is a Lancaster-based artist who is both a graduate from Millersville University and a former Emerging Artist in Residence for their ceramics department. He has taught ceramics at Lancaster Country Day High School and was a studio assistant at the Lancaster Clay Studios in Manheim, PA. His work has been exhibited national in exhibits such as Made By Hand, Meant For Use, a national competition juried by Dick Lehman. Phil’s studio can be found at the Kevin Lehman Pottery Studio in Lancaster.


Brian Giniewski received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Millersville University and his Masters of Fine Arts at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Since then, he has held various teaching positions at NSAD University in Nova Scotia, Penn State University, and Arcadia University. His extensive residency experience includes Emerging Artist in Residence at Millersville University, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, ME, and The Clay Studio Residence in Philadelphia. He has exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally and his work can be found in the collections of Mercedes-Benz Financial in MI and Reed Kroloff, the Director of the Cranbrook Academy. Brian has been published in both Color & Color, an artist-curated publication and New American Paintings. Website here


Saprinu (to flourish, thrive, prosper) is a cause that is incredibly important to Tellus360 and Gallery360. The heart of Saprinu is a school in Archale, Nepal founded by Brooke Laura in 2009 based on schooling concept which differs from the norm in Nepal – this concept includes a curriculum with additional courses on arts, music and other creative subjects that are taught by experts in each of the individual disciplines. Also, Saprinu focuses on continued teacher training that will promote child-friendly teaching methods and support creative and critical thinking both with the students and its staff. The ceramics you find in Terra Mater: Functional Ceramics at Gallery360 have been sent to us by Brooke directly from Nepal where she purchased them from local craftspeople in an effort to further support their communities and local economies. 100% of the proceeds from their sale through Gallery360 will be sent directly back to Nepal to further develop the school. Read more about Tellus & Saprinu here