Makers at the Intersection

In collaboration with Shawn Murrey

Exhibition Statement:

This two-person show explores the intrinsic interplay between art, design and manufacturing.  Based in Alfred, New York and Charlotte, North Carolina Shawn Murrey and Thomas Schmidt use porcelain tile, plywood, sheet-metal, hundreds of magnets and a range of manufacturing techniques to generate modular parts that were snapped together for the first time for this exhibition.

This show was originally shown as a concurrent exhibition for the 2018 NCECA Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.

Tile Panel #1, porcelain tile, magnets, sheet metal 32 x 40 x 0.25, 2018

   Tile Arch Sheet, metal, porcelain tiles, magnets 4" x 14" x 26",  2018

Tile Arch Sheet, metal, porcelain tiles, magnets 4" x 14" x 26", 2018

  A CNC water-jet at a local terrazzo factory was used to cut tiles for this piece and the Cones.

A CNC water-jet at a local terrazzo factory was used to cut tiles for this piece and the Cones.

   Tile Blocks, porcelain tile, magnets, plywood, steel channel 12 x 12 x 24,  2018

Tile Blocks, porcelain tile, magnets, plywood, steel channel 12 x 12 x 24, 2018

Makers at the Intersection Ceramics
   Crumple Tower Sheet, metal, bone china tiles, magnets 40" x 14" x 14",  2018

Crumple Tower Sheet, metal, bone china tiles, magnets 40" x 14" x 14", 2018

  "Cones" Sheet, metal, porcelain tiles, magnets 24 x 24 x 24",   2018

"Cones" Sheet, metal, porcelain tiles, magnets 24 x 24 x 24", 2018

Makers at the Intersection Ceramics