The 11th biennial State of Clay contains 72 pieces of original ceramic artwork made by clay artists who live in or have ties to the state of Massachusetts. Artwork was chosen for innovative vision and creative accomplishment. The gallery viewer will see a breadth of ceramic styles, building methods, and firing techniques. The work ranges from abstract to utilitarian, from functional pottery to concept driven sculpture.
The selected artists come from many backgrounds. They are educators, home studio artists, craft group members, established professionals, and emerging artists. Each has found clay to be an inspiring medium for artistic creativity. Their personal vision and skill has re-shaped formless lumps of clay into singular works of art.
The Ceramic Guild of LexArt began the State of Clay in 1997, hosting all eleven shows. The Virtual Artist Reception on Sunday, May 23 will feature Julia Galloway, this year’s juror. Julia will announce award winners, discuss her jurying process, and be available for questions.
Artists include Deighton Abrams, Bruce Armitage, Jeremy Ayers, Mary Barringer, Paula Barry, Erin Blackwell, Darrah Bowden, Ann Boyajian, Andrea Brown, Josephine Burr, Immer Cook, William Cravis, Holly Curcio, Lisa Dolliver, Helen Duncan, Larry Elardo, Allison Elia, Mari Emori, Hollis Engley, Alicia Fessenden, Sara Fine-Wilson, Jackie Fischer, Pamela Gorgone, Arthur Halvorsen, Nan Hamilton, Erica Hood, Tom Hubbard, Maxine Hugon, Mary Kenny, Beckie Kravetz, Jaeok Lee, Samantha Lukacs, Joanna Mark, David McCoy, Tim Mitchell, Daniel Molyneux,
Judith Motzkin, Steve Murphy, Lauren Nauman, Elizabeth Noonan, Claudia Olds Goldie, Andrea Olmstead, Stephanie Osser, Francine Ozereko, Frank Ozereko, Julie Peck, Sayaka Rawizza, Susan Richards, Tilla Rodemann, Harris Rosenblum, Melanie Salisbury, Jane Saunders, Rosanne Sniderman, Suzanne Stumpf, Meghan Sullivan, Sue Wadoski, Shelley Weinstein, Colleen Williams, Erik Wilson, Delanie Wise, Joan Zagrobelny