One of the many things I learned when I was president, is that water is at the center of social, political and economic affairs of the country, the continent and the world. –Nelson Mandela
Lindsay Rogers, former member of the Snow Creek Pottery Cartel, and now a grad at the University of Florida, has curated “Source Material: An Exhibition on Water and the Ceramic Cup”, a fantastic show at my lovely neighborhood Niche award winning Crimson Laurel Gallery! Lindsay has selected 68 of her favorite ceramic artists from around the country for “Source Material” and they represent a broad range of unique styles and techniques.
Lindsay Roger’s inspiration for the exhibition was water, a.k.a. aqua, Adam’s Ale, h2o. According to Lindsay “Water is everywhere. As abundant as an ocean and as delicate as a drop, water is the source of all life. This eternally human need consistently shifts the way we build our tools, our cultures and our lives. Historically speaking, water has become a dictator of form, an aesthetic inspiration, a human habit and an honest informer of the ecological state of our world. In this exhibit, contemporary ceramic artists will address the theme of water through the form of the ceramic cup.”
Here is a list of the artists included in the show:
Adam Field, Adam Posnak, Amy Smith, Andrew Avakian, Audrey Rosulek, Ben Krupka, Birdie Boone, Brett Freund, Brian Jones, Chandra DeBuse, Cheyenne Chapman Rudolph, Chris Pickett, Courtney Martin, Courtney Murphy, Dan Anderson, Dandee Pattee, Diana Fayt, Donna Flanery, Doug Peltzman, Emily Reason, gwendolyn yoppolo, Hayne Bayless, Hiroe Hanazono, Jana Evans, Jason Burnett, Jeff Kleckner, Jennifer Allen, Josh DeWeese, Joshua Stover, Julia Galloway, Kari Smith, Kathy King, Kelly O’Briant, Kristen Kieffer, KyoungHwa Oh, Leah Leitson & Martin Tatarka, Leanne McClurg Cambric, Linda Arbuckle, Liz Zlot Summerfield, Louise Harter, Mark Errol, Frank Martin, Martina Lantin, Mary Barringer, Michael Hunt, Moi, Natalie Tornatore, Nicole Gugliotti, Nicole Aquillano, Nigel Rudolph, Ronan Kyle Peterson, Sanam Emami, Sean O’Connell, Shadow May, Shane Mickey, Shawn Spangler, Shoko Teruyama, Simon Levin, Steven M. Godfrey, Steven Roberts, Sue Tirrell, Sunshine Cobb, Susan Feagin, Tara Wilson, Tina Gebhart and Victoria Christen.
The exhibition is already open online as many of you, no doubt, know and have visited, and will remain through December 31.
I hope to see you for an artist reception this Saturday, November 3 at 6pm in beautiful downtown Bakersville! Just look for the building with the big crowds of pottery lovers as your wagon rolls into town.
FYI: no matter where you are on our watery planet, the exhibition can be seen and purchased online! For more information call CLG @828–688–3599 or click on over to www.crimsonlaurelgallery.com