Contemporary American Studio Ceramics

June 10, 2008—June 7, 2009

Location: Bloch Building, Gallery L7

The turn of the twentieth century brought about two significant changes in American studio ceramic production. Ceramics came to be seen as a purely aesthetic art form that did not necessarily need to be functional. With this change of purpose came the emergence of the studio potter, who was involved in all phases of production including clay preparation, shaping, decorating, glaze formulation, glazing and firing. This exhibition features works by studio potters from the whimsical, trompe l'oeil lighthouse of Richard Shaw to the colorful, Asian-inspired designs of Victor Babu.

Free admission, no exhibition tickets required.

Image: Richard Shaw, American, b. 1941. Lighthouse at Bolinas, 1983. Porcelain with decal overglaze. Given in memory of Jim Morgan by a group of his friends, F84-15 A-C.

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