Clay National XII

"The Art of Utility"

  • Exhibition Dates- August 4 to 25, 2017
  • Opening Reception: First Friday, August 4th, 6-8pm
  • Reception w/ Juror Linda Christianson: Sat.  August 12th, 6-8pm

The Carbondale Clay Center presents the twelfth annual Clay National exhibition juried by nationally renowned ceramic artist Linda Christianson.  “The Art of Utility" focuses on functional ceramics. Pottery made for daily or occasional use requires an acceptance of utility as a starting point. It is essential to a utilitarian ceramic object that it simultaneously does its duty well and yet can stand on its own as a visual object. 

The exhibition features the work of Ted Adler, Marian Baker, Bethany Benson, Jake Boggs, Cate Brus-Austin, Jenn Cole, Jennifer DePaolo, Katie Fee, Conner Griffin, Arthur Halvorsen, Drew Ippoliti, Susan Johnson, Lucien Koonce, Marisa Mahathey, Devin O'Connor, Eric Ordway, Brent Pafford, Mark Rossier, Kathryn Schroeder, Amy Shindo, Chris Singewald, Joe Singewald, James Ingey, Joyce St. Clair Voltz, Lars Voltz and Matthew Yanchuck.

"Clay National - The Art of Utility" is sponsored by David Goin.

Poster /Image:  Katie Fee, "Coffee Cannister" 2017   Stoneware


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