“Under the Sea”

“Off the Wall,” an exhibit of sculpture, pottery and functional forms, will be on exhibit at the Coastal Discovery Museum through Oct. 17.

The exhibit features works by the students of professional three-dimensional artists and teachers Sheri Farbstein and Maxine Uttal.  This show is all about students, exhibiting their talent and creativity in clay that wasn’t apparent before attending classes.

“It’s not just about learning clay creation, designs, forms and glazes,” said Joyce Schlosser, one of Farbstein’s students, but also it’s the fun of seeing something from nothing take shape from week to week.”

Nancy MacKenzie, who joined Studio Max in 2010, said “this is where the magic happens.”

Both teachers will have some of their work on display, but the day belongs to the students, exhibiting their achievements in clay for the first time. All items will be for sale.

Uttal holds ceramic workshops in her studio and exhibits at Art League f Hilton Head. Pieces of her work have won awards, are owned by individuals and businesses around the country, and have been selected for display in numerous juried competitions across the country.

Utall students are Sally Lawson-Bailey, Tru Dee Bamberg, Lynda Hawley, Mary Kennedy, Nancy MacKenzie, Carrie Maglich, Rebecca Morris and Jackie Pierce.

Farbstein is a founder of the Fine Arts Craft Guild of Hilton Head Island and an exhibiting artist and former board member of the Art League of Hilton Head. 

Her work is displayed in art galleries, bank lobbies, private and corporate collections, museums and homes across the Eastern U.S.  She works from her home studio, along with her six kilns and one dog.

Farbstein students are Marie Barbara, Jan Bender, Maury Franklin, Chris Hall, Angela Misthal, Joyce Schlosser and Martha Yerington. 

The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island.