The “Next Generation: Ceramic Artists of Western Northern Carolina” exhibition shines a spotlight on 13 young, emerging professional artists who are building careers in the ceramics field in western North Carolina. These artists create a diverse array of ceramic art ranging from sculpture to functional pottery.
All use different techniques and processes in their work. Some use illustrative techniques to carve intricate, detailed designs on clay surfaces. Others use hand-building and sculptural approaches to create both abstract and representational sculpture. Several functional potters employ wheel throwing to create their artworks. All use their own unique firing and glazing processes and materials. Brightly colored slips and glazes as well as a variety of firing techniques provide a wide range of finishes to their works. Collectively, the show showcases the future of ceramic practices in this area.
This exhibition will include works by Gillan Doty, Matt Wegleitner, Candace Hensley, Sara Ballek, Tyler Anderson, Evan Cornish-Keefe, Rickie Barnett, Lynne Hobaica, Allison Cochran, Lindsay Bostic, Andrew Massey, Kristen Easters and Laurie Caffery.
The “Next Generation: Ceramic Artists of Western North Carolina” exhibition will run from October 25 to November 12. Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 am – 4 pm and Tuesday, Thursday, 9 am – 11:30 am and 2 pm – 4 pm, closed weekends. The gallery is located in the Moore Fine Art building and admission is always free.