Objects of Virtue
June 1 - Aug 28, 2005
This exhibition explores the breadth of contemporary ceramic pots and vessels as utilitarian and aesthetic objects, revealing the ever-developing synergy of clay, glaze, and heat.
*The description of pots as “objects of virtue” is attributed to the late master potter Byron Temple.
As an amalgamation of surface, color, texture, and mass, clay in its fired state is potentially one of the richest art mediums. This exhibition will show why artists working in clay are celebrated for the innovative ways in which they take advantage of the sculptural and painterly opportunities ceramics offer to create varied and distinctive new vessels.