Show Dates: August 7-September 1, 2014
Gala Opening: Saturday, August 9, 4-6PM
Artist Talk with Hideaki Miyamura:
Sunday August 24, 5:30PM
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12-6PM
Cultural Center at Rocky Neck 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester,MA
Elegancegraces our gallery this year with the highlight of the Cape Ann Ceramics Festival 2014 as featured artists join local and regional talent in our fine arts show, “Contemplation: Fine Ceramics from Cape Ann & Beyond.” Show dates are August 7-Sept 1 with a Gala Opening, Saturday, August 9, 4-6PM. Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday, 12-6PM.
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Hayne Bayless hand builds colorful, reduction-fired stoneware or porcelain using slab techniques and extruded elements, some with added handles and stems of metal or hand-carved hardwood. “My pots are not so much about harmony, although that does happen, but more about tension. I love what spawns in the friction between what I want the material to do and what it would rather do.
Thomas Hoadley presents his breathtaking porcelain vessels using the ancient technique of nerikomi, creating patterns with colored clay. Through a masterful, sometimes magical manipulation of clays, delicate, organic, and often complex patterns are created. These internationally award winning bowls are works of beauty and mystery and are included in the permanent collections of fourteen museums.
Ani Kasten, represented by Lacoste Gallery ,expresses rustic elegance via thrown, altered pieces which incorporate repeated markings and patterns and additive elements. Her work navigates the meeting point between natural and man-made worlds, and explores asymmetry while retaining balance, lightness, and quietude of form.
Jennifer McCurdy enchants us with her magical porcelain pieces which she throws and alters . She then cuts away clay leaving graceful pieces that somehow remain standing. She has been working with structural questions like: How thin can the high fire porcelain be before it collapses in the fire? How much can it be cut away while still maintaining structural integrity? How can the movement of the potter’s wheel and the fire of the kiln be reflected in the finished piece?
Hideaki Miyamura, represented by The Pucker Gallery, is a Japanese-born American potter working in Kensington, New Hampshire. Miyamura is best known for his astounding and unique iridescent glazes, including a compelling gold glaze, the “starry night”.
Jeremy Randall evokes memory and nostalgia through form. His reference to rural American architecture and antique rural implements places the viewer in a familiar setting which is layered with time, function and history while color creates celebration in these iconic objects. The vessel forms tie these objects back to the domestic space, enriching ones living environment while allowing for quiet contemplation and a reminder of a simpler time.