Trackside is featuring for the month of March the one-of-a-kind ceramic sculptures and functional pottery made by Trackside owner and partner, Chris Kelsey. Chris is featuring both atmospheric fired sculpture and pottery, work that has been fired in wood or soda fired environments and a full range of electric fired mid-range pottery.
Chris along with studio partner Mark Moore and exhibiting partner Gina Freuen, has worked at the Trackside Studio full time since 2008.
“I drum, I pot, and I ride bikes,” says Kelsey. He received his “bachelors in art” from Montana State University. Chris taught at St. George’s school for 7 years, he was the studio tech for sculpture, wood shop and ceramics for one year at Eastern Washington University and recently taught ceramics at Gonzaga University, spring semester 2022.
Chris describes his sculptural work as forms that rely on repetition and rhythm, are divided into geometric constructions – spheres, cubes, rectangular, forms that slice through space on opposing planes, meant to stand alone or wall hung. He sees his work as heavily inspired by his music background and influenced by the atmospheric firing process.
Chris is a valued artist in our Spokane community, Trackside is pleased and honored to fill the gallery for the month of March with his beautiful work.
Opening Reception: March 3rd, 5:00-8:00 p.m. and March 4th, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.