12 Sep PRESENTING: “New Works by Dan Howell” in Hub & Spoke Design Center’s Gallery
Dan Howell’s clay work began when he was a boy, making sculptures on the creek banks near the source of the White River on his father’s farm in central Indiana. With encouragement from his high school art teacher, he continued his foray into clay. He first earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Ball State University, did some study and work in France for a year, and then continued to receive a master’s degree in sculpture and ceramics from Ball State University.
Dan proceeded to teach art in a wide variety of forms for forty-five years in three different Indiana high schools. His work has now come full circle with a ceramic studio at his home on the banks of the White River in Noblesville.
Currently his style involves the interplay of natural images and geometric patterns. He enjoys using natural images and relating and/or contrasting them in compositions with simplified geometric patterns.
Not content with one form, Dan has explored a range of media including fiber, carved wood and stone, and cast and welded metals. He has practical furniture and fanciful lawn sculpture in his body of work as well. His clay pieces range from functional wheel thrown porcelain to hand-built stoneware and abstract sculpture.
Dan’s work spans 50 years and has been shown in collections both locally and internationally.
From January through March, Dan’s collection will be showcased in the Hub & Spoke Design Center’s Nickel Plate Arts Gallery located on the first floor at 8100 E. 106th in Fishers, Indiana. The show is called “New Works by Dan Howell” and features recent pieces that emphasize Dan’s interest in the contrast of natural images to geometric patterns derived from nature. A virtual reception will be announced soon!