Southeast Alumni to Exhibit Sculptural, Functional Ceramics at Catapult


Artwork by Liston Vance

“In Flux,” a joint exhibit of sculptural and functional ceramics by Southeast Missouri State University alumni Liston Vance, ’16, and Scott Stuhldreher, ’18, will be on display Oct. 4-Nov. 7 at Catapult Creative House.

Vance is a ceramic artist working under the mentorship of Steve Grimmer at Alto Clay Works in Alto Pass, Illinois. In his work in this exhibition, Vance uses 3D printed molds from which he casts trapezoid-shaped plaster pieces. He then stacks them in various configurations, bands them together, and fills them with casting slip. While the underlying forms are traditional (cups, tumblers and vases), the method of production abstracts the pieces into an almost pixelated version of their wheel-thrown counterparts.

Artwork by Scott Stuhldreher

Stuhldreher is a ceramic artist in his first year of graduate school at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (SIUE). After he graduated from Southeast Missouri State University, he spent a semester as a post-baccalaureate student at SIUE. He is currently working on a new body of work that focuses on functional pottery and surface design.

The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4 from 5-9 p.m. in the Catapult Creative House Gallery. Visitors are welcome to tour the entire Catapult facilities, including the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Art students’ studios and student artist Ryan Nevill’s solo exhibition, both on the second floor.

Catapult Creative House is located at 612 Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. All gallery exhibitions, events and talks are free and open to the public. For more information contact Leah Powers at or (573) 290-5372.