“Legacy of Fire” now at Fuller Craft

Grey FishThis exhibition (on view from Jan. 31-April 26) is one of three clay exhibitions at Fuller Craft Museum this winter. The other two are: “Continuum of Innovation: Haystack Clay Selects “(February 27 – August 23) and “State of Clay” (March 7 – May 24).  All three are organized in conjunction with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference in Providence, RI (March 25 – 28, 2015). The reception for the three exhibitions takes place at Fuller Craft on Saturday, March 28, 2015, 2:00 – 5:00 pm with ceramic artist and educator Wayne Higby speaking at 2:00 pm​.

From 1976 – 1984, ten ceramic artists operated out of a dynamic gallery and cooperative workspace in the historic A. H. Davenport building in East Cambridge, Massachusetts. Named Clay Dragon Studios, this collaborative became a springboard for creativity and an influential foundation for numerous artists in contemporary ceramics. Now 30 years later, this retrospective exhibition showcases the rich range of mature styles, diverse materials, and new developments of former Clay Dragon Studios members. This exhibition is curated by Ellen Schön, with Judith Motzkin and is dedicated to the memories of Shellie Zimmerman Brooks and Elee Koplow.

Above: Gray Fish, Nancy Train Smith, wood-fired stoneware


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