The year is 1993 and a major change took place for Ceramic Showcase; the newly built Oregon Convention Center became the new "home" of Ceramic Showcase and to this day continues to be held there. With the move to the convention center, the show was able to expand, more members could participate and attendance and profits grew. And the Best of Show winner in 1993 was Dennis Meiners.
Dennis grew up on a wheat farm in Walla Walla, Washington and attended Washington State University where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Best of Show 1993
"The act of making things is a magical privilege for which I have made and will make many sacrifices. I have found that the objects that result from the act of making are secondary to being in the process of bringing those objects into existence. Whether the act of making results in a coffee cup, a sculpture, a drawing or a poem, the immersion in the process is a journey through an imaginative landscape where possibility reigns supreme and taking advantage of what is there is a chimerical game. I have compared this experience to riding a horse at night. The objective is to trust the horse, not fall off, and be awake to see where I have arrived when the light returns."