University of Southern Indiana

New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art

Filled Up- A Ceramic Cup Show: Juried by Paul Wandless

The cup, one of ceramics more iconic images, has been used as a metaphor, a sculptural element, a sculptural foundation and a functional daily piece of dinnerware. Partnering with New Harmony Clay Project, we received seventy-one submissions for our first annual cup exhibition, juried by Paul Wandless, and over 40 additional submissions from invited artists, many including past resident artists of New Harmony Clay Project. Two awards will be given. Best in show will be given the “Overflowing” award of $250. Five honorable mentions will receive the “To the Brim” award of $50 each. Whether you choose to fill your cups with beverages, food, pencils, or ideology, this exhibition will feature over 100 handmade creations from artists across the country. Filled Up will be on display in person and available online at Saturday, December 5, 2020 through Friday, January 29, 2021.

Paul Andrew Wandless is an artist, author, educator and curator who regularly gives workshops and lectures regarding his art, techniques, and research around the US and Canada. Wandless authored “Image Transfer on Clay,” “500 Prints on Clay, Image & Design Transfer Techniques,” and co-authored “Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques.” He frequently writes for several arts magazines and is featured in the DVD, “Fundamentals of Screen Printing on Clay with Paul Andrew Wandless.” Wandless holds an MFA degree from Arizona State University, an MA degree from Minnesota State University-Mankato and a BFA degree from University of Delaware.

Born in Miami, Florida and raised in Delaware, Paul Andrew Wandless currently lives and has his studio in Chicago, IL. His work utilizes the figure as a point of departure for visual narratives. Ceramic processes and printmaking techniques are combined to create clay prints and clay sculptures. Wandless also works directly in other mediums such as printmaking, stone carving, mold making, metalsmithing, wood carving and painting. His art has been exhibited in museums and galleries since 1995, is collected privately and publicly and is published in 16 books. Visit for more information and to view more images of his work.

New Harmony Clay Project is located at the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Ceramic Studio in the lawn adjacent to Philip Johnson’s Roofless Church. NHCP is a rural residency program, supported by the Efroymson Family Fund, Greater Houston Community Foundation, Lenny and Anne Dowhie Trusts, and Robert Lee Blaffer Foundation. All entry fees have been donated to support their mission to foster an environment that supports the investigation of new ideas and work in the ceramic arts. This partnership opens opportunities to welcome and invite new artists to be involved with New Harmony as well as the clay project and gallery. 

Featured Artists: Sarah Anderson, Joanna  Angell, Barry Barnes, Chandra Beadleston, Jill Bell, William Bowen, Jessica Broad, Sally Brogden, Blayze Buseth, Greg Byard, Anna Calluori Holcombe, Donna Causland, Pattie Chalmers, Katie Chandler, Cole Collier, Liz Colyar, Mitzi Davis, Harris Deller, Lenny Dowhie, Allee Etheridge, Sydney Ewerth, Brock Flamion, Lisa Flamion, David Furman, David Gamble, Nancy Givon, Whitney Goller, Seth Green, Gary Greenberg, Alisa (Al) Holen, Jeremiah Ibarra, Kevin Kao, Ara Koh, Marina Kuchinski, Rebecca Layson, Linda Lighton, Faith Long, Rebecca Lowery, Scott Lykens, Jessica Marcus, Alma Martinez Torres, Todd Matteson, Nancy Mccroskey, Marret Metzger, Matt Mitros, Maxwell Mustardo, Linda Negro, Alicia Porter, Lisa Rogers, Mat Rude, Dee Schaad, Angela Schweickart, Yoko Sekino-Bove, Adam Shiverdecker, Ally Thomas, Taylor Whyte, Kari Woolsey and Sarah Zimmerman

This exhibition is made possible in part by the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, Lenny and Anne Dowhie Trusts, and the Indiana Arts Commission, which receives support from the State of Indiana and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art is an outreach partner of the University of Southern Indiana. The gallery is located at 506 Main Street in New Harmony, Indiana. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 812/682-3156 or go to

The exhibition is free and open to the public.


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If interested in purchasing work from this exhibition, please call (812) 682-3156 or email Senior Gallery Associate, Tonya Lance, at Purchases may be made over the phone via Credit or Debit card. Shipping on purchases is available for additional cost. Any work purchased will remain on display until the end of the exhibition.

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