(413): Pioneering Western Massachusetts
JoAnn Kelly Castos, Mark Shapiro, Mara Superior, Josh Simpson, and Silas Kopf
August 20 – November 27, 2016
FCM Press Release for 413 Pioneering Western Massachusetts
Fall Exhibitions Reception is Sunday, September 11, 2016, 2:00 – 5:00 pm and will include three exhibitions (413): Pioneering Western Massachusetts; Metamorphosis: The Art of Altered Books; and New Sole of the Old Machine: Steampunk Brockton, Reimagining the City of Shoes
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Mara Superior, The Celadons, 2016. Porcelain, Celadon glazes, gold leaf. 10.5 × 4 × 5 in. Photo: John Polak.
Mara Superior, Far Eastern Goddess, 2016. Porcelain, gold leaf. 16 x 5 x 5 in. Photo: John Polak.
JoAnn Kelly Castos, Jo’s Back Pack, 1999. Black ash plint, maple, leather straps. 18 x 13 x 11 in. Photo: David Wiechnicki.
JoAnn Kelly Castos, Anna’s Button Basket, 1997. Natural black ash splint, maple handle and rims, 3 x 4 x 4″. Photo: David Wiechnicki.
Potbelly Cat, 2013. Natural black ash splint, maple handle and rims. 3 x 2 x 2″. Photos: David Wiechnicki
JoAnn Kelly Castos, Jubilation, 2006. Natural and stained black ash splin. 8 x 6 x 6 in. Photo: David Wiechnicki.
Mark Shapiro, Cup group, 2016. Wood-fired, salt-glazed stoneware, approx. 3.25 x 3.5 in. Photo Beth McLaughlin.
Mark Shapiro, Tall Bottle Group, 2014. Wood-fired, salt-glazed stoneware. 39 x 7.5; 45 x 7.5; 49 x 8; 50.5 x 7; 46 x 7.5 in. Photo: Beth McLaughlin.
Mark Shapiro, White Stoneware Bottle group, 2015. Wood-fired, salt-glazed white stoneware. Tallest 30.5 x 5.5 in.Photo: Beth McLaughlin.
Silas Kopf, Laurel. Satinwood screen.
SIlas Kopf, Cuckoo Clock
Josh Simpson, Vera Rubin’s Nebula, 2005. Hand blown dark amethyst glass with reactive silver decoration and crimson lip wrap, 30.5″ dia.
Josh Simpson, Centripetal Gravity, 2012. Blown collodial silver glass with a crystal overlay, 14.5″ dia.
Josh Simpson, Verdant Megaworld, 2012. Solid glass sphere with fused murine, furnace-worked, pllied filigrana cane, applied decoration, applied gold foils and dichroic glass strips trapped within multiple layers. 12″ dia., 78 lbs.