Internationally renowned ceramics center, Baltimore Clayworks, presents a biennial teapot exhibition, a solo exhibition with Stephen Heywood and works of art in partnership in early 2022
BALTIMORE, 20 December 2021 / PRNewswire / – Baltimore Clayworks (BCW) to host three winter exhibitions of From January 8 to February 26, 2022. These offers are free and open to the public and will begin with a reception of artists on Saturday 8 January, from 6 to 8 p.m.. Masks and social distancing mandatory. Normal gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am-5pm.
Teapots IX: Infused with creativity and craftsmanship, will showcase the exceptional range of craftsmanship for this ancient form of ship. The exhibition was selected and organized by Jen Allen, professional studio artist and ceramic educator. “I am honored to be invited to serve on the jury for this year’s Baltimore Clayworks Teapot exhibition! ” noted Jen Allen. “Tea is part of my everyday family life and we have a small collection of teapots that are used often: English Breakfast tea in a bright and colorful style Sarah jaeger Porcelain teapot, with Pu-erh served in a traditional polished Yixing teapot. The range of pots one can create is almost endless, an ancient art form that is both beautiful and utilitarian, giving it a unique and honored place in the homes of billions of people. “
Marie cloonan, BCW Curator of Exhibitions, said: “The teapots are evocative, they evoke the hearth and home, pleasant days sipping hot essences poured into an elegant vessel. They are also a complex challenge for the artist, balancing form and function. Each element complements the other. like a symphony of form, volume and ergonomics. “
Elka Adomowicz, Dyan Akkouche, Jen Allen, Kait arndt, Osa Atoe, Posey Bacopoulos, Hayne bayless, Anne Bowen, Samantha Breigel, Wes brown, Timothy carr, Horacio Casillas, Cynthia Deitch, Beverly fetterman, Heidi frank, Yoshi Fujii, Lisa Guiliani, Eunkyung Han, Jason hess, Steve hilton, Mike jabbur, Catherine joanny, Shika joshi, Huey Hyuk Lee, Anne Maraviglia, Taylor mezo, Michel poness, Constance rankin, David smith, Amy Song, TR Steiner, and Mike Tavares, Léathia West and Jean Wrathal
BCW’s Solo Gallery will present an exhibition of Stephen heywood, whose functional wood-fired products are influenced by agricultural architecture and rustic signage. Nostalgia combined with cutting-edge know-how, the works serve as a touchstone for memories and meals.
“My work is inspired by industrial, mechanical and man-made things. I often refer to architectural structures that have surrounded me throughout my life. These are barns, silos, factories and castles. water as well as many other structures. Many of these buildings are used for containment and are essentially function vessels. These buildings, which are often dilapidated and abandoned, show off with their weathered exterior textures of peeling paint and steel rusty, a course in production and history. In my work I look at their weathered exterior textures for inspiration and ideas on surface treatment. I often leave marks on the form as evidence of the work process. These subtle marks are then accentuated by the atmospheric cooking processes of soda and wood and help give my work the same sense of history and aged qualities that I seek p for inspiration. “
The Community Arts Gallery will showcase CASA’s artwork from Maryland workshop participants. Christina Marsh, Community Arts & Engagement Manager, said, “We are delighted to exhibit the tiles painted by multi-generational community members, which will form the basis of the community-commissioned and chosen sculpture by a nationally recognized ceramic artist. Georges rodriguez. “The collaboration with CASA is supported by a prize from the Gutierrez Memorial Fund.
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About Baltimore Clayworks
Baltimore Clayworks (BCW) is a non-profit organization originally founded by nine artists in 1980. Today, over 40 years later, their mission is to develop, sustain and promote an artist-centric community who offers exceptional educational, residency and collaborative programs. in the ceramic arts.
BCW’s core values center on artistry, inclusiveness, excellence, integrity and joy. the BaltimoreThe center offers classes and workshops for adults and children, hosts short and long-term residencies for emerging artists, features rotating exhibitions, a retail store showcasing the work of recognized local and international ceramicists, and utilizes the universal medium of clay to engage in rich communities in and around City of Baltimore. Learn more at www.baltimoreclayworks.org
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