Functional Clay: Works that Contain

Curated by Michael Frasca

Mar. 2 – Mar. 27, 2015
(By appointment only the week of Mar. 9)

“Functional” is an exhibition of nationally recognized ceramic artists who earn their livings by creating vessels for everyday use and pleasure. The works contain the “things of life” and are an exploration of form, surface and the space within.  The artists use a broad range of techniques for making, glazing and firing.  

Functional is the first part of a two part ceramic exhibition. The second, in 2016, is “Conceptual”, a show of sculptural non-functional clay artworks. Rather than contain, these works confound, or in other words, were created to challenge the viewer in ways of thinking, seeing, and perceiving. The two exhibitions—although shown a year apart—explore the intersections of craft and art and celebrate artworks made with similar materials and techniques, but with different purposes.

Special Events

  • Lexington Gallery Hop: Friday, Mar. 20, 5-8 p.m.; informal curator’s tour at 5:30 p.m.