Form, Figure & Function: Contemporary Ohio Ceramics
April 16 - July 25, 2010
Form, Figure & Function: Contemporary Ohio Ceramics features seventeen artists, who represent the evolution of ceramic arts in Ohio. Created by Charlotte Gordon, curator of the Springfield Museum of Art, and Lynnda Arrasmith, curator of the Canton Museum of Art, the exhibit will be on display at three venues:
Springfield Museum of Art: January 23 – April 4, 2010
Canton Museum of Art: April 16 – July 25, 2010
Zanesville Museum of Art: November 6, 2010 – January 8, 2011
Ohio has a rich heritage of decorative ceramics, going back to the turn of the century when ceramics were a major industry for companies like Weller and Roseville. The 1950s began an exciting time when the American potter was defining a new vision for clay; it was liberation for the medium, where contemporary ceramic artists took clay to a new sculptural form. Form, Figure & Function: Contemporary Ohio Ceramics reflects this post-50’s direction and demonstrates Ohio’s continued mastery of the clay medium.
Form, Figure & Function: Contemporary Ohio Ceramics is sponsored by State Farm Insurance, Donna and Robert Leibensperger, Bill and Sue Wise, Rachel Davis Fine Arts, Rosetta and Raymond Wilkof, Greg Luntz, William Luntz and Tom Darling .
Janis Mars Wunderlich