Nebraska Now: Jake Jacobson, Ceramics

Jake Jacobson, Tea Set, 1990
Jake Jacobson, Tea Set, porcelain 1990, gift of the artist

October 10, 2015 – January 3, 2016

With a career spanning almost 30 years, artist and Emeritus Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska at Kearney shows his animated and pristine ceramic vessels based on common objects like teapots and ewers. His work is inspired by the tinkering and inventive nature of the Midwest farmers and workers – those who improvise with machinery by connecting bits and parts to serve their function.