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Future Exhibitions and Workshops
Juried by Sam Chung
January 7-March 4, 2017
Congratulations to the artists chosen for our Teapots VIII exhibition! Thank you to all who applied and for your patience with the posting of the announcement.
We would also like to thank our juror, Sam Chung for his discerning eye.
Elka Adamowicz, Hayne Bayless, Anne Bowen, Cynthia Deitch, Julia Feld, Beverly Fetterman, Daniel Goodwin, Steve Hilton, Tom Hubert, En Iwamura, Joy Jones, YoonJee Kwak, Rebecca Lowery, Yong Jian Ken Lu, Charlotte Lindley Martin, William McKinney, John Olson, Jessica Palmer, Maxine B. Peck, Mike Poness, Sam Scott
Invited Artists: Posey Bacapolous (NY), Paul Donnelly (MO), Mike Helke (MN), Jason Hess (AZ), Mike Jabbur (VA) and Kristen Kieffer (MA).
- 100 Teapots VIII will be hosted by Baltimore Clayworks and held in our Main Exhibition Gallery from January 7-March 4, 2017.
- The opening reception will be Friday, January 6, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 pm.
The teapot is one of the most recognizable and iconic pottery forms throughout the world. It’s a form that has evolved throughout history in many cultures, yet its function remains constant, to deliver tea. Not many ceramic forms point at such a specific ritual as the teapot does. The handle extends an offer to the user’s hand, the lid invites the user to insert tea and hot water, and the spout delivers the reward. It’s a magical object that mediates a series of actions for a specific beverage.
There is probably no other pottery form that is as complex as the teapot. What other form demands so much attention to so many things? Form, design, function, ergonomics, pouring, scale, and history are among many of the factors that one can address. It is also has the most sculptural potential within the vernacular of pottery and continues to be one of the most broadly interpreted forms in ceramics. From strictly functional, to cube-shaped, to figurative, to organic, the teapot has taken on so many variations. It has been one of the most creatively interpreted forms in historical and contemporary ceramics.